Maintenance on my Dodge Ram

Asked by Dec 06, 2009 at 02:36 PM about the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 Dodge 2500 4x4 with Cummins diesel.    I am trying a lower maintenance routine on this truck.  Wondering if I am taking big risks.  Transmission is a 47re automatic and I am changing the fluids in diffs, Xfer case and trans every 60k rather the recommended intervals of (I think) around 20 or 30k.  I tow a small boat occasionally.   Any gurus with actual experience using a similar routine have an opinion on this, either good or bad?   BTW, the engine gets an oil change every 3k.

Thanks!   

1 Answer

425

Well for starters the gear oil in the rear should be changed every 15 thoushand (however every 30 on the rear will not hurt at all with it being a dana 60) and the trans i would not really take a chance with especially if you have higher mileage on the truck. ( i have had to rebuild my trans once already) the trans i would recommend every 30 thousand if not sooner. The rest as far and the t-case and the front diff, if you do not do a lot with the truck in four wheel drive you can get away with every 60 thousand with out a problem at all With the oil though for cutting costs or at least to make the costs go another couple months you can go with every five thousand on the oil which is recommended by chrsyler.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Maintenance on my Dodge Ram 1 answer

    2001 Dodge 2500 4x4 with Cummins diesel. I am trying a lower maintenance routine on this truck. Wondering if I am taking big risks. Transmission is a 47re automatic and I am changing the fluids i...

    2001 Dodge Ram 2500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 1998 dodge ram with a cummins and my cruse will not ingage .the light indicates it is on but it will not go on cruse 3 answers

    I have a 1998 dodge ram with a cummins and my cruse will not ingage .the light indicates it is on but it will not go on cruse

    1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My AC compressor on my Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel work intermentially, does anyone have a clue as to why? 1 answer

    My AC just started to intermittently work. I never knew for sure if it was going to work when I got in the truck. The last time it worked, I was stopped at a light and it just started blowing hot air....

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Dodge Ram. 1 answer

    Sometimes when I start up my 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 v10 it will just die. It fires up no problem then dies down unless I keep the rpms up myself. It will drive fine and after a few minutes the proble...

    1996 Dodge Ram 2500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my dodge ram 2500 truck will not turn over 1 answer

    i turn the key my truck turns over and then goes dead the battery ticks. i put jumper cables on the battery hook it to another vehicle and let it charge it goes over the middle line. but still wont t...

    1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie SLT Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Ram 2500 Questions

Dodge Ram 2500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 2,190
#2 Ram2500Diesel
Ram2500Diesel
Reputation 620
#3 AJBurns
AJBurns
Reputation 520
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 3500
74 Great Deals out of 2,164 listings starting at $6,969
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
319 Great Deals out of 44,666 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
298 Great Deals out of 28,405 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
390 Great Deals out of 10,852 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
118 Great Deals out of 12,813 listings starting at $3,585
Used Ford F-150
2,141 Great Deals out of 195,033 listings starting at $290
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
359 Great Deals out of 24,375 listings starting at $2,588
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,909 Great Deals out of 182,536 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
12 Great Deals out of 244 listings starting at $3,900
Used Toyota Tundra
461 Great Deals out of 34,665 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
779 Great Deals out of 68,576 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 305 listings starting at $7,977
2009 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 251 listings starting at $7,991
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 546 listings starting at $8,499
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 684 listings starting at $7,500
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 1,140 listings starting at $7,596

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.