Well at 66000 I replaced my brakes for the second time.
I use the truck for off road, in the mud and water, as well as the snow.
At 75880 miles, I lost the tranny; it just stopped working, so I sent it to the shop, and it cost 3300 dollars to fix it.
All was well until I took my Dodge Ram 1500 out once to the sand dunes where there was water and Mickie mud mix. I lost the transmission after being stuck in the mud and water; that was at 76000 miles. I was stuck for about 5 minutes; after someone pulled me out, I drove one hour and started having problems. Limped it home, towed it to the shop, and that cost me another 3500 dollars.
After fixing that, I was OK with my truck, it never again saw mud and water mix. It only saw some light snow.
At 108000 miles, the rear end started to go out, and now I am faced with the dilemma of repairing that. After what I have been reading, I will fix this truck and sell it. I will not buy another Dodge Ram 1500 that is under the age of 2010.
The water pump went at 60000 miles. I have always kept up with a well maintained truck. This one was not made to do anything but stay on the road, and never be taken out four wheeling.
I had a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, and it was tough, hardy and full of fun four wheeling every weekend with no glitches. The new one sucked.
So that is my story, I have loved Dodge up until this 2001 truck. So as I sit looking at how I am going to fix this one now, it will be tough. I am in college and it's hard with no money from no work. Just school. But oh well, I'll make it. As soon as I fix this pile of crap, I will get rid of it.
Thanks for reading, David.