Towing a Fifth Wheel Trail with Your Dodge 2500? Perhaps if you are a taller person it makes it a whole different ballgame. The 03 Dodge Ram 2500 transmission also uses 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 transmission cooling liquid to ensure that the various gears grinding together do not burn up the entire engine. Would you recommend doing this mod? But overall, this truck performs well. So I had it removed. These engines are designed to run warm, but not hot. Is the fan clutch a manual or electric.
The exhaust brake allows engine backpressure to slow your vehicle down without excessive use of your truck or trailer brakes. Member Username: Chip Post Number: 33 Registered: 11-2000 Posted on Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 - 1:39 pm: Jim, Thanks for posting the info and encouragement — much appreciated. I'm taking it to the shop next Tuesday and we'll see what they find. I bought my second Dodge, a 1 ton with diesel. I don't know if you have to do any mountain driving, but if you do I would like to make a recommendation.
I know I am a little late on this, but i have an 01 Ram 1500. Let me give you some great advice on this. That will cause an overheat in a pull without the loss of coolant. As far as the coolers on the 3rd gen trucks, how big is the cooler? I have a 1998 dodge ram 1500 318. The only time it cools down is when I turn off the motor and let it sit for a while.
The other problem you might be having is if you've run it hot in the past you might have gaulded a cylinder. Of course when it does this I stop and put the truck in neutral and let it get back down to 200 and finish plowing. However the use of a controller can place additional strain on the engine, lead to maintenance issues if the operator is not attentive to vehicle operation, and voids the manufacturer's warranty. Any of these small problems can cause the transmission to suck in air sporadically, at which point it loses oil pressure and feels like it is in neutral. I think the automatic transmission is much better for towing horses - as someone else said, there are enough other things to worry about. The same happens in reverse.
I changed the coolant, had oringial coolant in it I cant remember ever putting any in it in years. It could be ordered with a short or long bed, including one designed for dual rear wheels often called a dually. An 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 transmission can come in two different types, a manual or an automatic. Also Nancy Nancy Kiester in Medford Moderator Username: Dro Post Number: 7609 Registered: 1-1997 Posted on Friday, Jan 17, 2003 - 7:15 am: You hear similar things about the Ford auto transmission. Where does everyone mount theirs? I checked my heater, but it was blowing hot air. Are you running a controller? It keeps overheating and shooting water out of overflow. Make sure you always carry transmission fluid in the vehicle to prevent it from overheating.
If electric, its possible that temp sensor is is not turning on the fan when needed. . When mounting your transmission cooler, put it in between the line leaving the factory transmission cooler and the inlet port of the transmission. You should already have 2 on that truck stock. If you are towing something with your car or carrying a heavy load, you will need more torque. Good day, Alden Member Username: Kayfry Post Number: 18 Registered: 6-2002 Posted on Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 - 10:18 pm: I have a '95 Dodge 2500 diesel automatic transmission with low mileage, with which I pull a 2-horse trailer and a couple of big horses. The plunger is in turn attached to one of the shift valves in the valve body.
If it got to 245 I would think you would have lost some coolant??? By all means keep us updated on what you find! We paid in your range for a used one that was just a year old with very low mileage and the heavy duty tow package. Also, you can look at the weep holes on the back of the clutch if they have been leaking that would indicate a possible faulty clutch. Good luck Howard My 2010 2500 Ram 6. Ambient Temp And I do hear the other fans kick in, but this time there was nothing, that is telling me that it is thermostat controlled. Are you running a controller? Is the coolant recovery bottle trying to fill? Ambient Temp And I do hear the other fans kick in, but this time there was nothing, that is telling me that it is thermostat controlled. I figure I would change the thermostate and coolant even though I feel for the miles I shouldn't have to. It could be ordered with a regular cab, extended cab, or mega cab.
Use the navigation bar above to access articles and more discussions on this topic. Some people say that the engine computer would defuel the engine before overheating damage can take place, but I don't want to risk it. If it is low then you need to find where it is leaking. My way of thinking is that if it were the water pump or thermostat, I would see an increase in temp. It comes with a very steep 3.
I know you said the fan is turning, but is it actually kicking in or freewheeling? What could be my problem? How are you coming up with temperature readings are you using the analog vehicle gauges? I also have problems with blind spots in that vehicle. The reason is there isn't any vacuum on the intake manifold hence a vacuum pump on diesels , so an exhaust brake is good regardless the tranny. Truck is running as it should ; test drove it with the trailer in tow, about 60 miles up hill, truck ran as expected, while towing, temp got up to about 210 -215; that was expected. Member Username: Terrilyn Post Number: 50 Registered: 8-2002 Posted on Thursday, Jan 16, 2003 - 1:57 pm: Please check out this website for just the kind of information you're looking for. An automatic transmission switches between gears automatically and the driver does not have to do anything. Be sure the radiator is not clogged with bugs too.