I love to drive this truck. The smaller size and lower cost give it a niche all its own that it readily dominated. The automatic hubs needed replaced at 123000. Year of manufacture 1988 First year of ownership 2004 Most recent year of ownership 2004 Engine and transmission 2. It also got a nice interior with standard bucket seats and carpet, which, during that time, was a nice upgrade for full-sized trucks. A worn timing belt can be identified by checking for symptoms such as a slapping or scraping sound coming from the engine.
I bought and installed the Weber conversion, and eliminated all vacuum lines except one. What you are experiencing are symptoms of a worn or bad brake fluid. The cab has more leg room than you would think. Problems with mine were consistent with yours - brake caliper sticking, carburetor running rich replaced with aftermarket , and a bad jet valve repaired pretty easily myself. We have a one that is ready to find a forever home! It was powered by a 2. If the suspension system is wearing a bit thin, you could replace tiny bushings or entire shock assemblies.
Although the ride is a little rough, it will haul more weight than some full size trucks. Schedule a test drive, or simply stop by to see this gently used Dodge we just got in!! But, the latter was continuously marketed for another seven years until 1993. The conventional leaf spring suspension, on the other hand, gave the truck its ability to maintain directional stability when loaded. This one is located in Eagen, Minnesota and it can be found. I love my truck but I only get about 21 miles per gallon.
The guy is right about the vacuum lines spaghetti. This small pickup truck was built by the Mitsubishi Company and was marketed in the U. I have the original chrome factory rims that actually came with the truck. Replaced the head from a parts truck. For your Dodge Ram 50, you need to consider the mileage and replacement interval as noted by Dodge when it comes to timing belt replacement. Broken or damaged timing belt can cause severe damage to the engine, which can leave you stranded. General Comments: This truck is an amazing machine, on or offroad.
The sport extended cab makes extra room for more speakers. My 1st lasted about 23 years, till that good ole salt got to the fenders, then I had wings. If you are having trouble with the engine and its parts, you could easily find crankshaft, gears, covers, casings, and pistons to get things back to speed. It has reliable 92 horsepower, 2. What could I do about these?.
Model year 1988 Year of manufacture 1988 First year of ownership 1988 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 2. The ideal interval in replacing your car's brake fluid is every two years. I bought this truck brand new with about 12 miles on it! I am at a crossroads at this point. I miss the days when you could choose from a half dozen trucks this size. I now have 190,000 on it. What makes it even more amazing is the fact that it is actually a compact pickup! Rams are smooth and refined, particularly when compared with the previous generation. Yes Review Date: 9th August, 2004 I whole-heartedly concur with your comment about these trucks! Brake caliper stuck and had to be replaced.
I've had a lot of fun with mine. You can reach me at ramminross yahoo. Dealers were happy to install an aftermarket bumper if the buyer wanted, because that meant more profit than the dealer would make on a factory-optional bumper. Bumper-less Dodge trucks were still being sold as late as 1987 when I was looking at a new 1987 Dakota. I'd buy another one if I had the chance. This Ram 50 is priced about halfway in-between those two numbers. I have had many people ask me to sell the vehicle.
It has better power than most 4 cylinders and it goes really good through the mud. My Dodge Ram 50's brake light keeps on illuminating. The factory carburetor went out around 93,000 miles. I am guessing leaking valve seals. I have replaced the factory carburetor with a Weber. Model year 1988 Year of manufacture 1988 First year of ownership 2011 Most recent year of ownership 2012 Engine and transmission 2.
Don't Know Review Date: 4th February, 2009 Faults: I had to replace the wheel bearings and auto-locking hub when I bought it. Despite being a truck, the D-50 or first-generation Ram 50 was able to provide its consumers with a car-like ride, thanks to its A-arm front suspension. In fact, so successful was the design that it continued to be produced and sold long after its successor hit the market. Doing some adjustments might resolve the noise if the timing belt is far from being worn out or damaged. What is the general cost of replacing leaky valve seals? I can check it out for anyone who may be interested in it. The truck is paid for but I have some smoking going on. The Power Ram model was offered in four-wheel-drive variant.
Don't let the good looks fool youit is still as capable a machine as any other put out by Dodge, a clear leader when it comes to great trucks. I love these little trucks, they take a lot for a small truck. Even more striking is the fact that customization goes beyond those nifty factory upgrades. Two years later, the Dodge Ram 50 was offered as a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Any spill caused by your brake fluid may also damage your car's paint and trim, so be sure to clean it up by washing the affected area with water. Had one for awhile ages ago. I currently use this truck as my daily driver so the miles will go up.