The vehicle was towed to his residence. 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. I have since taken the truck to the dealership where it was purchased 3 times to have the problem fixed. After reading this post, I nervously started to tackle the project of removing the dash to get at the duct assembly which sits right behind the glove box. It is covered by a steel plate, and my actuators were held by two screws - not three. Also complained the truck was dying while driving.
Will the rad need to be removed to make room? Unless instructed otherwise by the flushing machine manufacturer, I would clean the pan thoroughly and change the filter before flushing an automatic transmission. Remove the white plastic adapter which plugs into the door pivot shaft and rotates the flapper from the duct assembly this is the trickiest part since you have to use 2 hands to remove the connector which snaps into place. After posting I did find your article on transmission survival. Some fast-lube centers offer this approach. The dealership informed the contact that if cleaning the connectors did not correct the problem, the entire wiring harness would have to be replaced. The computer has been updated, the sensors, egr valve, and intake manifold cleaned, and the throttle body has been replaced. So, you have pricing leverage at the least.
I liked the Sonnax parts but I'm not at the mechanical level to take on the build myself. One of the fellows helping me was an 18 year veteran of auto repair, and for both of us it was our first dash removal. Now I know what your saying about equivalent and replacement. If the transmission fluid level in your Ram 1500 is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Okay, my topic is about transmission fluids. Still loss of power noticed upon returning to ct. Then, unplug the actuator connector and 2 Phillips head screws to remove actuator.
The slippage is starting to become more pronounced. While driving approximately 70 mph the transfer case cracked. Will the rad need to be removed to make room? Then, vehicle slowed down and shut down. Some of our top Automatic Transmission Fluid product brands are , and. Would I take the Valvoline approach? Depending on type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these figures may vary. One thing that might be helpful, is to download the '04 Ram service manual.
I noticed that if I am stopped at a light or if I am starting my truck for the first time in the day when I begin to accelerate it it seems to run a little sluggish until I give it some more gas. The about a week later, while im driving, im going about 30 mph I let my foot off the gas and my truck stalls. There are Mopar sources online and elsewhere that will whittle the price substantially, so price is not always the deal breaker. Pretty cool feature I think. The engine appears to fail to switch correctly from high to low idle and goes right to zero. Normally I would say if you were changing fluids at 100k miles why change? I feel very unsafe driving with my wife and my 3 year old son in the truck, not to mention the lives of the people in the other cars.
I knew that if this could be done from below the dash through the hole where the fan mounts, I could just replace the flapper and avoid removing the whole dash and duct assembly. I cant understand why anyone would think a fluid can survive for 100's of thousands of miles and not be replaced. And now we wait for the inexpensive flapper door part to arrive. The truck does not stall while the accelerator is enacted. Repeatedly reported to service department. As for the other problems the dealer put a new computer in the vehicle.
Adding the remote filter and cooler added a half of day to the swap but it should be worth it. Transmission slips in reverse after truck sits overnight. . Now since this transmission is new and literally sitting on my shop floor now with zero miles, I wanted to start its life off with some quality fluids. Maybe I'm right maybe I'm wrong?? I will take plenty of pictures of the transmission upgrade to share with you guys later. Multiple dealerships and mechanics have looked at this, without result.
Increasing engine rpms will engage transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The mechanic believes that the transmission is probably giving early signs of complete failure. The latter point is crucial, as automatic transmission fluid does break down. Pan dropped, you can see debris and signs of wear in the pan. Apparently they will let others duplicate this formula but they must follow guidelines and join the secret fraternity of fluids producers.
Before you start, give serious consideration you have the tools, some basic knowledge of the various parts, and plenty of time. Once I removed the plastic, the noise went away and the fan was working fine. Let me know what you all think and if you can point me in the direction of other topics here to research that would be great. I have always had transmissions flushed and changed out and always demanded a new filter be installed. That was another fear of my local shops.