Products and prices subject to change without notice. Changing out your automatic transmission fluid is essential for the proper care and feeding of your transmission. Step 6 — Install new transmission filter seal After you have removed the old transmission filter seal, you can now install the new one. Take extra care to make sure that it is seated properly. Will return it if I do not.
But before you go and loosen them all, there is a procedure that will aid in the draining of the fluid so that it does not get all over the place. After the gasket or sealant is installed, put the pan in place and start the bolts. All vehicles burn engine oil during the combustion process. The plunger is in turn attached to one of the shift valves in the valve body. . If you can catch the problem before it ruins the transmission, install an aftermarket transmission cooler to help keep temperatures under control.
When a 12 volt charge is passed through the coil winding found inside the solenoid, it generates a magnetic field and cause the plunger to move the valve. Some cars don't even have drain plugs for the transmission, which means the transmission pan will need to be removed. It lubricates and cools your engine. If your Ram 1500 is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Ram 1500. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 1994-2001.
While I hate to complain about free, I do have one gripe. 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. Loosen the rear pan bolts approximately four turns. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Ram 1500. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Ram 1500. Some models were equipped with magnets in the transmission pan. After the first few trips, check the fluid level again when the fluid is hot.
The quickest way to test a solenoid is using a hand held ohm meter. Is your oil mysteriously disappearing? So don't wait until you smell or see trouble. If the fluid is old and dirty, your truck can be susceptible to overheating. Connect the two leads from the ohm meter to the two leads coming off the solenoid you want to test. Think problem is solenoid pack and wondering what your thoughts are. Buying through Geno's, you receive a free sump filter.
The added drain plug is a bonus to make changes much easier and cleaner. I figured the savings with not needing to buy a sump filter trumped the other pan. Step 5 — Remove transmission filter seal After you have removed the transmission filter, you will see the seal behind it. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Dodge Ram 1500 oil filter wrench. This article applies to the 4th Generation Dodge Ram 1500 2009-Present. Put the new oil pan into place.
Step 8 — Lower vehicle and fill transmission Lower the vehicle and add the specified amount of transmission fluid minus one quart. After you have cleaned it with solvent, make sure to dry it with compressed air. Ideally you want the transmission to get no higher than 200 degrees. Is this a huge deal? It might also not be seated correctly. Check the fluid level one more time and add fluid to bring it to in between the two holes on the dipstick. You will want to make sure to thoroughly clean the magnets as well.
Changed the cam and crank sensors and it ran normally for a test drive and thought I had it fixed. If you use your truck for towing or hauling, consider changing your fluid more frequently. Replace the filter and O-ring and make sure everything is seated well before re-assembling. There is a reason for this difference in warranties. The chance is high one will end up in your shop for repairs sooner or later. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2nd and 3rd generation 1994-2008.