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Dodge makes the best transmissions

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I believe the internet, and all popular sentiment is wrong - Dodge makes the best transmissions. They are stout and last many, many years.

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Let’s take my 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins for instance. This truck has 89k miles on it and is ONLY on its second transmission.

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That’s a lot of miles to put on two transmissions. I mean isn’t that about 5 years worth of average commuting miles? Five years is a long time! Do you remember five years ago?! I don’t. I’m a goldfish.

This truck looooves transmission so much, it has shown me it is asking for a THIRD. That’s three transmissions in less than ninety thousand miles. It is impressive. I know you’re jealous.

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I am so lucky. I get to go shopping for a NEW transmission soon. Who needs money anyway? I’m sure I’ll find someone who will happily take $3,000 of my hard-earned greenbacks and give me a transmission that will last another couple years.

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Okay, in all seriousness. What. The. Fuck. The transmission was ‘rebuilt’ at 81,000 miles. Eight thousand miles?! Did they rebuilt it with clutches made out of cork?!

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I was hopeful a simple filter service could help out my issue with it not wanting to move in DRIVE when cold - an occasional and infrequent problem. After having the issue and finding the metal in the pan, I think the transmission is giving up the ghost.

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At least I found the problem? Who has a dumpster big enough to fit a 518/727/47re or whatever they want to call it...

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