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Hi, I am new here and looking to finally buy an 01 or 02 2500 6 speed high output if and when I find a decent one. Today I looked at one in MA (2001 2500 6spd ext cab short bed with 97K) and have a few general questions. Does the 6spd have a different rear end? I drove the truck and the seller said the front end was tight but it felt spongy and lots of understeer. Is this common or was he wrong and it needs some new bushings etc up front? Finally, the clutch had very little play and i was moving before barely letting it off the floor. Could this mean anything say as opposed to a clutch that is very high? Thanks
 

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Can't really help you on your other questions but as far as the rear end, that truck has a dana 80. Automatic 2500's have a Dana 70, all others have Dana 80s (for 2nd Gens anyway).
 

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My 02 6spd is tight up front and my clutch has always engaged pretty early. Even more so now that I put a new one in. The front end prob needs new bushings. I love my truck though and would buy the same one again
 

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The front end probably needs to be gone through... what does the wear pattern look like on the tires?

As for the clutch, the only time mine engaged right off the floor was right as the hydraulics were letting go. With my dual disc, I don't get anywhere near the floor before it disengages. The release point is noticeably higher now than it was stock or with my SB single disc.
 

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-It's 4x4
-front passenger side tire was worn bad on the outside
-so if the hydraulics let go, you need a slave cylinder? plus probably just upgrade to an aftermarket clutch at that point?
 

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-It's 4x4
-front passenger side tire was worn bad on the outside
-so if the hydraulics let go, you need a slave cylinder? plus probably just upgrade to an aftermarket clutch at that point?
The tire problem can be fixed by an alignment.If it needs parts all you should need to do is replace the tie rod ends.As for the clutch,,just upgrade to a South Bend or such quality clutch.Whats the asking price?Oh and :welcome:
 

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Bring it to the dealer and have them do a multi point inspection. They're usually free and if there is anything wrong they will try and sell you some work(believe me its been really slow in the business) I think I read somewhere chrysler came out with a tsb for a revised
toe setting to correct wandering. Mine has 139k and the front is original and tight. I am not getting rid of this thing for a long while.
 

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When upgrading the clutch, would it be a good idea to get a new slave or master cylinder as well because of the low engagement and how much more would that cost? Do any companies make any front end bushing kits? He was asking for $15k and I got him down to $14K on the phone, but then looked at it and noticed all these things and haven't talked to him since. The motor looked and sounded good besides a very little oil residue underneath which is probably from a breather somewhere. I am just trying to add up all of these factors before I make any offers. Any advice on what to offer would be appreciated as well.
 

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I fit were my truck I would replace the slave cyl.$14k sounds good to me.I paid 18k last year for my truck and it had 125k...But then again Diesel was $2.25 a gallon :CRY:...
 

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the oil leak is prob power steering seal its pretty common, i would be that truck in heart beat if looks and runs strong
 
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