At around 60 some thousand miles it started shuttle shifting Check the forums here for those details and fixes. Automatic transmission flushing machines have become popular, and that appeals to me. We're concerned about the chemical engineering that goes into the replacement oil. My truck is sitting around 80k miles with limited modifications for performance. The external filter is a screw in style with hoses and a remote mount housing. I know it will not be cheap to run any of the top shelf fluids.
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. And as always, if you need assistance in determining the correct parts for you, give us a call or send an e-mail to and we would be happy to help. As of 2010, Ram offers its own brand with the 1500 model. The Ram series is a full-size pickup truck sold by Dodge. The biggest gain was the 150,000 mile 36 month warranty which no local shops would offer mainly 3 months, not good.
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. If this is a canister spin-on type filter, you can dissect the filter and check for metal and frictional material in the filter. I would periodically drop the pan, inspect the debris, clean the pan and change the filter. I threw a couple small parts at it and in doing so I realized overall wear was a factor and I think a bad seal deep within needed replaced. But I'm no expert nor do I have the ability or time to contact every person for their companies research paperwork lol.
Refer to 19, Steering for proper fill and bleed procedures. 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. Maybe I'm right maybe I'm wrong?? I will take plenty of pictures of the transmission upgrade to share with you guys later. Your custom converter will help tremendously, too. I'm sure the guys were skilled in the art and could do it blindfolded, I just wanted the most for the money. When paired with a four-speed transmission, 8. Beats drilling a hole and plugging it later lol 3: Enhanced stall I believe is a bit more than stock but nothing crazy like a high stall.
There are Mopar sources online and elsewhere that will whittle the price substantially, so price is not always the deal breaker. 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. Flushing plus a filter change make far more sense. A new fly-wheel has an improved, larger pilot bearing, too. However, it's safe to say that there are traditional oil producers at North America that do make equivalent products. Those problems were fixed then but they have returned again recently with a twist. Life expectancy isn't much further and the price to make the switch wouldn't pay back.
Which Clutch do you have? The truck just celebrated its tenth birthday. The five-speed automatic-transmission requires 17 qts. Pan dropped, you can see debris and signs of wear in the pan. You won't be shy about towing or any 5. I do understand busy and welcome your return, always worthwhile to other members and the large number of guests who frequent our forums! Much like engine oils, coolant and fuel itself. Shop online, find the best price on the right product, and have it shipped right to your door. This way I could truly track what its addition to service life would be and overall quality.
Depending on type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these capacities may vary. I'm more about the science. Well at 80k miles you have to be honest with yourself and assume a rebuild for this transmission isn't out of the question. C , 5W-40 synthetic engine oil. I had planned for some power enhancement later so it seemed wise to get a better built transmission first. Great to see your post, Megatron!. If you cant afford to service the vehicle properly you shouldn't own it.
Unless instructed otherwise by the flushing machine manufacturer, I would clean the pan thoroughly and change the filter before flushing an automatic transmission. Research at the Chrylser Proving Ground and using test trucks with uprated engines revealed that the transmission's input spline shaft sheared off metal fatigue after about 150,000 miles of towing their 20,000 lb. There is something to be said for a shop that can test a transmission not in a running vehicle and testing components individually. 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. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2004 Dodge Ram 3500. Yes others testimonial reports are helpful and appreciated but I like proven data. Thanks for the thoughtful questions and the humor that never ceases to put a smile on my face when I read your comments.
This is now an industry standard, as heat destroys automatic transmissions. This coincided with a boost to 610 lb-ft torque and 325 horsepower from the Cummins 5. Yes, if I could not find the Mopar label product at a reasonable fare. Even under normal use and with factory horsepower levels, these transmissions would also fail in the 100-150K mile range. Stumble accross this spreadsheet and thought it might be useful. That goes for all fluids in my opinion.