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Truck got towed to transmission shop late last night after speaking to the shop owner it was okay to drive with overdrive off to the shop. Well something locked up last night and snapped the U joint. So it awaits surgery under the 3 year warranty that came with it. I have a rental so I'm happy. (not happy that it's a dodge product)
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At least it's getting fixed on someone elses dime for once. Hope this gets everything fixed this time for you.
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whats the question about driving with OD off? just since the tranny went bad?
I always drive with OD off when towing
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What did you get for a rental?
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Yeah at least this doesn't add to the $20K plus bill. lol
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whats the question about driving with OD off? just since the tranny went bad?
I always drive with OD off when towing
It wouldn't drive in "DRIVE" from and stop even with O/D off. So accelerating i would have to go into 1, 2 turn o/d off then shift into drive then it would be fine but something broke last night on the way to drop it off.

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What did you get for a rental?
I got a 2011 Dodge Calibur. I hate it but it gets me around. Its a CVT so it just revs no shifting so like a snowmobile. The blindspots in the rear are HORRIBLE. and the seats suck. It has XM so im happy
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Well, I hope this ends all of your problems dude.
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You've got to get a break with that thing soon... hope this is the last of the problems!
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UPDATE: Dodge can't burnout
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UPDATE: Dodge can't burnout
its got a CVT. no ****.
one of my teachers at Lawrence Tech worked on designing the CVT. it has artificial shift points so people would be happier and feel less like something is wrong with it.
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well it feels horrible. best thing in the car is the beer cooler in the glove box
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Hope this is the last of your problems. I don't think there's any parts left to go wrong/break?!
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well it feels horrible. best thing in the car is the beer cooler in the glove box
Oh i know. I hate the CVT and all its continual guts.
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Tell the transmission shop to give you some extra headlights for the trouble
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Oh i know. I hate the CVT and all its continual guts.
I went to pass some one so i had to floor it to get the slow as molasses car to move out. it revved to 6k and held there till i said enough i not blowing up my rental
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I think a manual CVT would be the coolest setup. Not the artificial shift point garbage, but to actually directly control the transmission. It would essentially be like a normal manual, except it would constantly be engaged and it would hit every single possible gear as you accelerated, right? I've thought about this before and it works good in my head Engine breaking would be fun... on the other hand though I think a lot of people would explode their engine.
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They have this Nissan and Subaru
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So when are you selling the black turd?
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So when are you selling the black turd?
What black turd? As i would like a new car i just don't want to have a payment for one. It was so close to going a week and a half ago but the way i see it is that why not just fix a truck instead of getting low balled on a trade it then pay $3xx a month for some gay little car. Driving this rental makes me afraid i nervous like people don't see me excreta, excreta
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you just had a brand new tranny put in this mounth how the hell are you haveing probelms with it. unless you were beaten on it?
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you just had a brand new tranny put in this mounth how the hell are you haveing probelms with it. unless you were beaten on it?
Aj call matt and ask him he was with me an hour before it happened. It was fine all day then boom it fvcked up
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What black turd? As i would like a new car i just don't want to have a payment for one. It was so close to going a week and a half ago but the way i see it is that why not just fix a truck instead of getting low balled on a trade it then pay $3xx a month for some gay little car. Driving this rental makes me afraid i nervous like people don't see me excreta, excreta
Good call my friend. What exactly is wrong with it lately anyways? Besides the trans.
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Good call my friend. What exactly is wrong with it lately anyways? Besides the trans.
Little stuff like the leafs squeak, squeaky cab mount, tires and drums
when i get it back
Clean my K&N drop in
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I don't get it, why do you have so many problems with a 2004? You must have got a Ranger built on a Friday afternoon.
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I don't get it, why do you have so many problems with a 2004? You must have got a Ranger built on a Friday afternoon.
on a friday, by the graveyard crew, as their last truck down the line.
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