The transmission kit also included a remote mount transmission filter that must be installed with the new transmission. Fluid Type Application Application Cont'd. Moses As always thanks for the detailed reply. The new clutch can handle much more torque and is quite a bit bigger, using double the number of bolts to hold it to the fly-wheel. Thanks for the thoughtful questions and the humor that never ceases to put a smile on my face when I read your comments.
There is something to be said for a shop that can test a transmission not in a running vehicle and testing components individually. Each type requires a different and Specific Lube. Flushing is useful because the machine will exchange the fluid in both the transmission unit and the torque converter. Approximate, fill to level of fill plug. For older transfer cases, you can upgrade to newer synthetic base fluids, but you should rebuild or at least replace the old seals as additives in synthetic fluids may not be compatible with old seals. The clutch is 330 mm in diameter instead of the 300 mm version found in the 2000 and prior years.
The transmission comes with a matching billet input shaft and the torque converter has an enhanced stall and a host of internal upgrades. If you don't have an owners manual, pickup a repair manual for your car, which will tell you just about everything about your car. 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. To answer a couple of your questions, 1: Yes the factory filter stays in place. When it comes to your Dodge Ram 2500, you want parts and products from only trusted brands. As of now Mid March 2010 , the lights are still on, the speedometer problem is still there, but the tranny was shifting fine.
Same as an automatic transmission. Would I take the Valvoline approach? I hope someone can read this and help me out. Refer to 19, Steering for proper fill and bleed procedures. You Need: Just under 4 quarts. We started seeing shudder at 55+ mph. Which Clutch do you have? Shop online, find the best price on the right product, and have it shipped right to your door.
I paid a lot of money for this truck, and it has been nothing but problems. 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. Engine oil has been used as an automatic transmission fluid, again in the antiquity of automatic transmissions; it is still used in manual transmissions, but generally a single-grade oil is used. That was another fear of my local shops. Great to see your post, Megatron!. I will take plenty of pictures of the transmission upgrade to share with you guys later.
Flushing plus a filter change make far more sense. We have compiled the handy chart below to help you select the correct Transfer Case Fluid for your Dodge or Ram 4x4. This coincided with a boost to 610 lb-ft torque and 325 horsepower from the Cummins 5. If the weld isn't perfect and 110% level the pilot and throw out… Assuming it is a 5. My truck is sitting around 80k miles with limited modifications for performance. Pretty cool feature I think.
Well at 80k miles you have to be honest with yourself and assume a rebuild for this transmission isn't out of the question. I took it to Serramonte Dealer in Daly City Ca. Over the years, lubricant specifications and service requirements have changed which can make choosing the correct fluid for your Transfer Case difficult. Anyway, i have several early model Dakotas, notably from 1991 to 1995, and one 2000 Dakota, and i have went through a host of transmission issues with them. I think it just had a few weak parts that didn't like additional pressure. Pan dropped, you can see debris and signs of wear in the pan. Automatic transmission flushing machines have become popular, and that appeals to me.
You'd think that's what a big, powerful beast of a truck should do on a mild incline. This is not a problem with new or rebuilt replacement parts, but by now most of the original seals in vehicles made prior to 2000 are are the verge of failure due to age and heat degradation. People have become less impatient to let their vehicle warm up first, and transmission would take longer to warm up to normal shifting effort. However, it's safe to say that there are traditional oil producers at North America that do make equivalent products. Why is this all happening? I cant understand why anyone would think a fluid can survive for 100's of thousands of miles and not be replaced.
Dodge has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. Apparently they will let others duplicate this formula but they must follow guidelines and join the secret fraternity of fluids producers. The service manual also says that an equivalent lubricant can be used. Even though this is how it was done with 70-90 weight for 90 years before. I soon left that place, and just took it to a local oil change center and got an oil change, and a transmission flush.
Check your owners manual and it should tell you what viscosity weight ,or thickness the factory recommends to get example 80w or 90w. At Fluid Vehicle Specific 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 O Reilly Auto Parts Automatic transmission fluid fuel alternative diesel chrysler dodge 45rfe 545rfe 65rfe 66rfe 68rfe deep transmission how to change transmission fluid by repair ats diesel performance how to check transmission fluid on a 6 sd dodge diesel. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. I do understand busy and welcome your return, always worthwhile to other members and the large number of guests who frequent our forums! Why after this incident did my speedometer quit working until I am traveling at least 2 miles over25mph? Your custom converter will help tremendously, too. Am still have problem with but have no warranty.