My Dodge Ram 2500 van needed some transmission repair - and this did the trick. I have always had transmissions flushed and changed out and always demanded a new filter be installed. Is it time to change transmission fluid in your Dodge Ram? What I did cause I put 1200 miles on a broken transmission is order from both Ebay and Cascade transmission parts. I believe that there are fluid standards and companies like Amsoil reproduce add to these formulas with their own additives to reduce wear and shed heat easier. It protects clutches, planetary gears, valves, pumps and seals from damaging sludge and varnish deposits. The shift lever is located in the shift cover bolted to the top of the shift cover and operates the shift forks and rails directly.
On the way home, at a light, the transmission suddenly just stopped operating. Dodge has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. Pretty cool feature I think. Add a site » First off, with any vehicle, if you treat it right, it'll take care of you. When adding transmission fluid to your Ram 2500, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
The Ram has been a good truck. There is a prevailing attitude that after 150K miles you are lucky your American made car is still on the road. Update from May 3, 2016 : A few updates to my post. I am at a total loss. This is the third time in 2 years that I have had to rebuild the transmission. Well its been a busy year and I haven't got to post much so today I'm going to try and catch up haha. I will let you know what they say when I find out.
The inhibitor mechanism is located in the shift cover. And i was warned buy so many not to buy a dodge lmao. The parts wear faster, and also the choice of most repair shops if they don't go with the local parts store's cheap parts. Bishop I definitely recommend a look at these transmissions, you've got to have a look. I cant understand why anyone would think a fluid can survive for 100's of thousands of miles and not be replaced. Tapered roller bearings support the drive gear, mainshaft, and countershaft in the gear case. Dodge needs to take care of their customers! However, the sudden failure of the transmission is no less inconvenient.
Here's how to take out the transmission pan, chance the transmission seals, replace the transmission filter and top it off with new transmission fluid. If you've always wanted a dodge ram. Another popular lube came up to temperature with just one pass. There are Mopar sources online and elsewhere that will whittle the price substantially, so price is not always the deal breaker. On the other hand, Mopar is not in the oil refining business, and its lubricants are private label products that come from reliable mainstream producers. It basicly keeps the sulfer in check and does not have an effect on the light metals.
When it shifts from 1st to 2nd its got a really smooth shift and it puts a smile on your face. Last week while driving down the road, would not shift from 1st to 2nd; limped to repair shop to have it fixed. Maybe I'm right maybe I'm wrong?? Looks like my truck made it further than most of the other Dodge Rams being cited in this forum: nearly 215,000 miles, in fact. For use in worm gearboxes and in gearboxes that have bronze gears and thrust washers which require extreme pressure gear oil. Delivers maximum protection for towing and other severe-duty applications.
After doing the math on a local transmission shop to rebuild with upgrades versus getting a commercial built unit with some upgrades, I decided to buy commercially. I think it just had a few weak parts that didn't like additional pressure. And now 4x4 dont wanna work again. Apparently they will let others duplicate this formula but they must follow guidelines and join the secret fraternity of fluids producers. It took several full power passes on the dyno to get them to 140 deg. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Ram 2500, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.
I know they are older Dakotas, but those lessons taught me that when it comes to Dodge trucks, using the wrong fluid will come back on you later. If you wish to avoid 5th gear failure, do not mash the throttle with the engine turning less than 1600 rpm while in 5th gear. Keep in mind that 5th gear has failed on some trucks that regularly pull or haul heavy loads. Yes others testimonial reports are helpful and appreciated but I like proven data. If you cant afford to service the vehicle properly you shouldn't own it. My Dodge was good to me until now.
With great power comes great responsibility, remember? Maybe i should have the damn thing melted down. Standard Metric Fluid Spec Note Air Cond Refrigerant 5. Mine was acting up so my friend Allen the mechanic who is also my beekeeper came over to help. I don't fear disassembly or assembly, just my lack of experience would not have me knowing all the little details and having the correct tools to measure line pressures etc. Use in all heavily-loaded industrial enclosed gears.
The 4500 uses a dual cone synchronizer for first and second gears, similar to the familiar, world class T5 design. Either the engine specs lie, or the transmission can take more than 450 lb-ft, despite its rating. Yes, if I could not find the Mopar label product at a reasonable fare. Do you know the converter stall speed? Note: The 24 Valve diesel engine has a rated torque peak of 460 lb-ft. Especially appropriate for heavy donstruction equipment and farm machinery where service is severe. Now that that's said, on to the problem. Okay, my topic is about transmission fluids.