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RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

Thanks for your concern. When I initially posted I didn't realize that the diagnosis was just a guess. I had another diesel mechanic make the same guess about the flywheel....about 5 years ago. Beyond that, I feel no need to explain my reasons for waiting. To the OP, your being blissfully ignorant about replacing your clutch. It is, was and should be on borrowed time. Why the procrastination? Get a new clutch in it. It’s a 1 day job for any shop and the options are so numerous for the type of clutch you want, you can have your choice of clutch delivered in a few days maybe less depending on your location. Replace everything, clutch, flywheel, pilot bearing, throwout bearing, pivot ball on the fork, hydraulics and possibly the whole fork arm if it shows ANY wear. It’s plug n play for everything. Should be 6-8 hrs labor charge certainly no more than 8. If you’re fickle about this, you have a high likelihood of having it done NOT on your terms when you get towed in. Remember my first post. You may literally have the highest mile OE clutch out there. How far do you want to push your luck?
HappyKayakers 09/11/19 12:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

Thanks for all the replies. I now feel a 'little' bit smarter about manual transmissions. I can also provide more info based on the dealer diag invoice. Based on noise at shutdown from the bell housing area they suspect the dual mass flywheel has broken springs. The quote was for parts and labor on flywheel and complete clutch assembly including hydraulics. Since it's still drivable, I'll probably look for a good transmission shop at my winter stop and discuss aftermarket parts. Drives between here and there are not mountainous.
HappyKayakers 09/10/19 07:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

It's the original clutch. No other symptoms. Driveline U joints were replaced a couple years ago. I have the 6 speed manual. Vibration is at idle and while driving. Not bad now and it appears I have time to look at different options. When does it vibrate? All the time ? If it's a manual transmission and the flywheel has hot spots that can cause a vibration on take off. If it's an automatic not sure how the flywheel will cause a vibration. What clutch did you put in it last? How long ago? Other symptoms? Either way, it's much closer to a $2k job, WITH a good aftermarket clutch including installation.
HappyKayakers 09/10/19 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

I have the 6 speed manual. Vibration is at idle and while driving. Not bad now and it appears I have time to look at different options. When does it vibrate? All the time ? If it's a manual transmission and the flywheel has hot spots that can cause a vibration on take off. If it's an automatic not sure how the flywheel will cause a vibration.
HappyKayakers 09/10/19 12:07pm Tow Vehicles
Dodge RAM flywheel

My '06 RAM 3500, 5.9l Cummins, 185k miles, recently started vibrating on me. Took it to the local Dodge dealer and they diagnosed flywheel, $4k to repair. Looking for input about options/alternatives. I'll be checking Cummins dealers to see if they could also do it and what their cost would be. I'm leery of taking it to a local mechanic since I'm a fulltimer and recourse could be problematic if it develops a problem 2000 miles away. Maybe some national chain mechanic? Transmission shop?
HappyKayakers 09/10/19 11:01am Tow Vehicles
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