Since you didn't see my question to you in the other thread, I copied and
pasted the revelent part here so you'd find it. I really hope you give me an
honest answer to it.
Nope. No head in sand problem with me but I do know the OP's problem has
been well documented before and there is no need to trade in the truck over
a simple speed sensor/connector problem. Just out of curiosity, if it were
your truck with the described problem, would you put in a speed
sensor/connector or would you trade in the truck??? I would really like an
honest answer to this.
There it is, would you trade the truck if it was yours and had that
My answers are always honest umlike some others. Sometime I abandon
threads when the children play too much because I am here to help not
cause crap like some others are
As I recall it was having several problems. Some Dodges can be a real
pain in the arse about electrical issues and you have to temper the
answer with the persons abilty to repair it and the cost of doing it
if they have to farm it out. When you start taking things to dealers
to fix because you cannot fix it your self and have a lot of problems,
it is time to consider dumping it because the dealer repair cost can
get to 1000 easily sometime and that money would be better spent on a
This is not as easy to answer as you suggest because I use my trucks
in bussiness so I can write off repairs (they are not for pleasure
usage as my newest a 2000 only has 38K on it now) I do look at the
bottom line,cost and depreication and then factor it all in and decide
at what point it is better to replace the vehicle. Generally though
when it starts to be unreliable, it gets replaced if it cannot be
effectively fixed (cost and down time). I do most of my own work and I
do a lot of PM that others would never dream of so that my trucks are
always 100% ready to roll. If I farmed out all repairs I would likely
replace them more often than I do but that would cut into my profit
margin too so that is why I do most of my own work but someone that
cannot and who is at the mercy of dealers should think twice about
pouring money into a troublesome vehicle when it is a pleasure use
unit. I have better thing to do with my money than to pour it into a
lost cause. As fars as at what point it is a lost cause, it is a lot
sooner when you are farming out all the repairs and not able to deduct
any of the costs too.
Hey Rabbitt let me help ya out here! I'll try to answer honestly for the
Idiot's answer: "I saw your question and as I always do when I give bad
info, I ignored it"
What he really means is. " When people catch me posting wrong answers and
call me names I run and hide"
>because I am here to help not
This is easy. " I think it is crap when people tell me my answer's are
What he truly means is: "Especially when you are a idiot like me and don't
have a clue as to what or where a speed sensor is or does"
Herein lies the problem. What he means here is:
"It should be clear to everybody by now that I don't have any ability to
repair anything, so I certainly don't know the cost of the part's"
Above is classic idiot, what he's trying to say is:
"Seeing as I really am a classic BS'er and don't know a thing about what I'm
talking about it was easier for me to tell the girl that her truck was junk
and to trade it in. Doing that in my sick mind would have been cheaper than
to have a $45.00 part replaced."
I guess we all should be thankful that the idiots advice was not dangerous
This stuff in just mind numbing.
Rabbit this fool is running a snow plowing deal on 17 year old equipment?
And he's talking about depreciation on 17 year old+ equipment.
>I do most of my own work and I
That must reall instill confidence in those that share the road with him.
Yup, that $45.00 speed senser would force me to close the doors.
>As fars as at what point it is a lost cause, it is a lot
Comes a lot sooner when ya don't know what the hell you are doing.
Hope I've helped ya clear this up. I'm going to put my head in a vise
If you really want to see a idoit, look in the mirro. Again you spout
off on things you know abolutly nothing about just to "hear" yourself
talk. You are not bothering me at all (only making yourself look bad)
so knock yourself out.
Well, I know what a speed senser does, know where it is, how to change it,
how much it cost's, that it is cheaper and more cost effective to put the
$45.00 part into the truck rather than trade it.
All which you apparantly don't!
Oh, I also know you can't depreciate a 17 year old truck.
What I am hopefully doing is pointing out that you post absolute BS 99% of
1. then why did you respond if it doesn't bother you at all?
2. as far as "spouting off on things that you know "abolutly"nothing
about".........well, you are pretty much the expert on that.
3. he isn't making himself look bad, not at all, he really is making
you look bad. he is doing a pretty decent job of pointing out the
places where you fuck up. of course, you make that fairly easy.
4. idoit? come on, slow down and relax a little. type just a touch
5. you do know it isn't a mirro don't you? just checking man.
Well, they may be honest but uninformed most of the time.
Let me insert a parargraph from the original post....
I'm ready to take my hubby's truck to the dump!! He is currently
deployed and I am left to take care of this truck. The ABS light is
on, the brake light is on, and now the speedometer is going crazy!!
Can any of you guys/gals give me insight on what may be the problem?
Do I need to take it somewhere to have it put on the diagnostic
machine? Should I just take it to the dealer and pay them too much
As I read it, the abs light is on, brake light on and speedo going crazy. To
anybody that knows anything about Dodge trucks this just stinks of speed
sensor. One sensor can and does cause all three symptoms.
Some Dodges can be a real
Even at a dealer this is a $100 repair.
You typed out a whole paragraph and still did not answer the question. If
this was your truck with those symptoms, would you just trade the truck in??
All ya have to do is look for the big sign that say's "the friggin idiot
lives here". Maybe you could sub the southern route to him. Hell, he has all
that well fatigued 17 year old equipment to get the job done for ya. Bill
him out @ 10per hour for one of his older trucks and 5per hour if he
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