I just bought a very high mileage 1997 Dodge Ram Van 3500 with a
wheelchair lift. Early indications are the front ball joints are shot.
What other problems am I most likely to encounter with this vehicle? It
was formerly owned by a hospital. A spokesman told me it had been
serviced every 3,000 miles. The engine runs good and the tranny sounds
fine. Thanks for any insights you can provide.
I have a 1995 and as long as it runs and shifts fine i would concentrate on
the front end, as you have, looking at the ball joints and tie rod ends.
Mine had an electrical problem just after I got it but I think that was a
result of squirrel activity. I carry hevy loads so I go through front brake
linings every 25k miles or so. Where are you located? hre in NY rust is the
most certain cause of death.
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