The 94-01 2nd gen Rams are a kick-ass truck, and if you take care of it, it'll take care of you. I tore out the trans agine and replaced all hard parts and seals, new shift kit,torque conv, and trans cooler. I managed to figure out that the large allen wrench that is required to check the fluid level in the transmission is a 17mm. Now that the warranty is up the transmission needs to be replaced and Dodge won't fix it even though I saved all the papers from the work done. Went out to go to work, pull up to a stop and that was the end. The New Venture 3500 utilizes a single shift rail design, the Muncie five speeds are equip with four shift rails.
Update from May 3, 2016 : A few updates to my post. He showed it to me. They did what I said bought a pint of rubbing alcohol and poured it into the transmission , and they got home. But I definitely will not go out and buy any more Dodges, unless they can start making some transmissions wear out multiple vehicles as opposed to the other way around. Truck is in the driveway.
Dodge needs to take care of their customers! I've always wanted a ram. At 177K the trans went out again, put on another torque converter. I purchased the unit used in 2004 with ~44k mi. My sons used my truck last week to run an errand here in Texarkana. I will let you know what they say when I find out. It was actually changed about a year ago.
If you can catch the problem before it ruins the transmission, install an aftermarket transmission cooler to help keep temperatures under control. Shortly after, at about 52k mi, i found myself having my truck towed in for its first tranny replacement. Because of the seriousness of this fault I feel it should be a safety recall, especially since there is no factory part available to repair the condition. That 8 out of 10 of his transmission repair jobs were Dodge pickups. I decided that it was a little more than I wanted to mess around with, so I took it to a local mechanic that has done some work for me before. It was indeed the front pinion bearing.
The companies that re-manufactured transmissions believe so strongly in their workmanship and quality of parts that they feel very comfortable offering such a long warranty period. Because we use so many new parts, our rebuild process doesn't require a perfect core to be sent back. If I spin the rear wheels in opposite directions, by hand, so that the drive shaft doesn't turn, it doesn't make the sound. With An All Plastic Transducer Inside Pan on The Passenger Side. It was in bad shape. There is a reason for this difference in warranties.
Got it out and took it to the car wash to get mud out from under it. A little something I live by is this: Factory parts have factory problems. We have checked all fuses and gone whrew wireing harness. In the past I have bought Mazdas and Toyotas on which I routinely got over 200K miles without doing more than changing the oil and fluids per the owners manual. I called Chrysler to ask what they intend to do regarding not only owning up the defective valve but also what they were willing to do for me due to the inconvenience of having to not have my vehicle for a week until they can replace the transmission again, and was told they were willing to do nothing on either issue. Add a site » First off, with any vehicle, if you treat it right, it'll take care of you. What I did cause I put 1200 miles on a broken transmission is order from both Ebay and Cascade transmission parts.
I left it with him and he called around 2:00 and said that it was done. I was talking to a coworker today about it and he said he had just about the same problem with one of his vehicles and a buddy of his also had the same problem. Child was in vehicle while it was in motion. We take care of our vehicles. Bought the truck in 2007 with 68,000 miles on it.
However, the sudden failure of the transmission is no less inconvenient. Normal 80w90 is actually not recommended for this transmission. Premium snap rings will prevent your reverse from going out again. With An All Plastic Transducer Inside Pan on The Passenger Side. I decided that it was a little more than I wanted to mess around with, so I took it to a local mechanic that has done some work for me before.
The chance is high one will end up in your shop for repairs sooner or later. The transmission output speed sensor is on the lower, rear, driver side of the transmission. But now that I've got a premium tranny, it hauls and races better than new. If you get a low reading you most likely have a short in it. The noise is significantly louder while the transmission is in gear and the clutch is not depressed.
I have 109K miles on it. I decided to google and found this forum. Anyway, on with the complaining. With Notch at bottom of Bell Housing. I've been to Carolina and California in it, not to mention Minnesota, Houston, and most points in between. I baby this thing and perform maintenance sooner than required. I only had about 5000 miles on a brand new 06 ram, we had to delay our's trip back home and took it to the dealer in Vegas.