I was hoping I could get about 15K-20K more miles on this transmission, without serious work needed. I was quite relieved to find it. When adding transmission fluid to your Ram 2500, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. The one brake has continually not closed properly and therefor does not wear like the other 3. Thank you for your time, william R.
The fluid was checked before the vehicle was towed, and it was thick and brown as a result of being burnt. They built, they would be bankrupt. I'm hoping maybe someone here can shed some light on this topic or add to it. Fluid Type Application Application Cont'd. Sadly this society is more about throw it away after it breaks instead of preventing it from breaking.
If it wiggles up and down a lot, you may need some tranny work. Hopefully, it's just a seal. Your custom converter will help tremendously, too. I will take plenty of pictures of the transmission upgrade to share with you guys later. 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.
I'm more about the science. If you are towing something with your car or carrying a heavy load, you will need more torque. You may need to crawl under the vehicle and see exactly which transmission you have installed. Without reducing the merits of Royal Purple or Amsoil products in the least, and I have used Amsoil in many performance applications over the years, the key to automatic transmission survival is a quality fluid that will work with the friction materials in the clutch assemblies and also overcome the critical issue of foaming. This phenomenon is very common among off-roaders because they pound their vehicles with this odd- shaped device hanging off of their transmissions in full out 4x4 Low.
So with that prospect I did some research. 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. Mechanic says it started in the overdrive mechanism and went from there. Since I'm starting from zero I believe the expense will be justified assuming the top shelf fluids are truly better and not just a promotional stunt. If you cannot find the information there, call your local Ford dealer and be specific about your vehicle. The component has not failed, but it is very irritating to say the least.
The consumer feels a fair resolution would be for Chrysler to reimburse her at least half the cost of the transmission repairs. Also once trans is disassembled, it cannot leave the dealer until it has been fully repaired. Would I take the Valvoline approach? However, it's safe to say that there are traditional oil producers at North America that do make equivalent products. Maybe I'm right maybe I'm wrong?? Unless instructed otherwise by the flushing machine manufacturer, I would clean the pan thoroughly and change the filter before flushing an automatic transmission. I have been making payments on a truck that has been sitting in my driveway since November.
Life expectancy isn't much further and the price to make the switch wouldn't pay back. Normally I would say if you were changing fluids at 100k miles why change? The vehicle felt as if it was in neutral. . Make sure you always carry transmission fluid in the vehicle to prevent it from overheating. At this time both our Dodge trucks are unreliable, and becoming increasingly expensive to continue to fix.
The 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 transmission also changes to lower gears when the car is initially starting up or slowing down. How can I run a full diagnostic or check it out myself without having to take it to a transmission shop? Drove the next day, but would not shift into 2nd. Thank you so much for your help and your internet site. The 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 transmission is actually a complex system comprised of many different parts. Transmission needed to be rebuilt. Then she recalled that part being replaced prior to the failure.
I have 185K on the truck now Also, are there common methods in doing self diagnosis on a transmission? Unfortunately, many of these facilities do not drop the pan or change the filter, which I find scary. This generally occurs when load is placed on engine, as in going up a long shallow grade. I dont shift my truck into different gears while driving, but I was told to test for delay while driving. You won't be shy about towing or any 5. When you get the two units apart, check for play in the output shaft of the Transmission. Ford developed a new fluid starting in 1997 called Mercon V. Thanks for the thoughtful questions and the humor that never ceases to put a smile on my face when I read your comments.
Check engine light came on again on the way home and trans began slipping next day. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Ram 2500 and how to check the transmission fluid level. Is this Valvoline the same oil? Okay back to the topic lol. Atty gen, Dodge, file 9921927 on 4-18-02, may I please have a copy of this with your letterhead as well as a reply so I can foward this to the atty gen. I asked don griesbaum if the transmission is defective with no fault on my part, how much is this going to cost me.