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Spencer
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2/07/2008
17:08:35

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Im looking at a 2002 V8 4wd. It has over 100,000 miles on it. Is there any performance issues that arrive with this model after that much use? A safe buy?



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2/07/2008
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Depends.
What engine is in it?
Manual or auto transmission?
What's been modified?
Lifted or lowered?
Non-stock size tires?
100K miles in 6 years. Mostly highway miles?
Has it had regular maintenance?




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2/07/2008
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Be sure to check the differential. They don't last long. With the parking brake set and the trans in neutral, grab the drive shaft and try to turn it. If you can it by hand, it's worn out and needs a rebuild. About $800-900.





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2/08/2008
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Thanks a lot guys.



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2/09/2008
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Hello. I just bought a 2002 4.7 SLT with 64,000 miles.
Can anyone shed some light on potential problems or how many miles I should expect to get out of it?
It appears to be very well maintained.
Any input would be appreciated.



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2/09/2008
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These trucks are very reliable. Mine has 100K on it, still running good (except for the diff) But there are a few areas that need carefull attention.

Differential: that's probably the worse. Every dodge truck I've ever owned has needed a diff rebuild in 60-80K mile range. Mine is getting ready for it's second rebuild.

Transmission: A moderate number of problems reported, but I don't think anything more than any other manufacturer. Don't beat on it too hard, and change the fluid/filter per the proper schedule.

Brakes: A lot of talk about front brake rotor warping. However, most of the people who complain about that don't actually put a dial indicater on it; so I don't think it's really that big of a problem.




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