It is a damn crime that this company continues to build faulty vehicles and puts the consumer as well as their employees at risk. 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. Removed trans torque converter weld to front pump. I'm concerned about safety, and this causing a crash. Roughly a week later, it did it again, and again and again. My Dodge Ram 2500 van needed some transmission repair - and this did the trick. The electronics went out and it was full of metal!!! The best way to repair that known and common defect is to replace the thin steel pan with a billet aluminum piece and a quality gasket or welded to the upper manifold.
The check engine light came on after i drove just 250 miles after purchase. Unfortunately, many of these facilities do not drop the pan or change the filter, which I find scary. I'm hoping maybe someone here can shed some light on this topic or add to it. Your first stop should be Advance Auto Parts with an inventory of 1 Transmission Fluid parts for your Dodge Ram 1500. Pretty cool feature I think.
After having the truck for three days they said it was a speed sensor and changed it and sent me on my way. This truck is cared for and maintained regularly, it was never abused, never pulled a trailer,street driven went off road once camping. Four days later, I'm stuck because the truck will not get out of 1st gear for anything. Took it back, and by then the garage probably didn't want to pay for it anymore, so i get screwed more they say they want to put a new pump in then say they will contact my warrenty company, they say they won't cover it, so the service rep at the garage i want argued and got them to atleast get me a used tranny with 50,000+miles on it. Removed transmission for disassembly and found input shaft seal torn and leaking front hub and piston. Box 21-8004 Auburn Hills, Michigan 48321-8004 Phone: 800 992-1997 I sent an email and letter to United States DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation with the below info. We abuse these things daily by not letting them warm up, hauling heavy loads etc.
Turns out that the transmission is bad? Although multi purpose fluids exist ie. They would not pay for it to be fixed. Im damn tired of this transmission. Thanks for the thoughtful questions and the humor that never ceases to put a smile on my face when I read your comments. Also the dash has cracked , and the rear window leaks. Unless instructed otherwise by the flushing machine manufacturer, I would clean the pan thoroughly and change the filter before flushing an automatic transmission.
Need to remove transmission for further diagnosis. Hear from other customers via the 3,079 reviews on parts for your Dodge Ram 2500. Or, examine the part in person at your nearest Advance Auto Parts location. As for the fluid advice. That inventory means we either have the exact brand part you need, or plenty of options to compare.
The latter point is crucial, as automatic transmission fluid does break down. The truck averages less than 10,000 miles a year… - James W. 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. They worte back and told me to go to the dealer. Life expectancy isn't much further and the price to make the switch wouldn't pay back.
Customer states check engine light on, check and advise. The lesson was that companies like Valvoline offer specific lubricants for distinct applications. I did buy the car as is no guarantee, should a realized something was up when that wasn't given for a truck with only that many miles. 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. If this had happened in traffic it may have been the cause of an accident as the vehicle lost all forward motion instantly.
I do understand busy and welcome your return, always worthwhile to other members and the large number of guests who frequent our forums! Okay back to the topic lol. I think the previous owners may have driven it in D1 and maybe driving it fast in that position let alone in Overdrive. So with that prospect I did some research. However, it's safe to say that there are traditional oil producers at North America that do make equivalent products. Needs torque converter and pump kit minimum. Automatic transmission flushing machines have become popular, and that appeals to me.
If it seems dry, stick your finger into the hole and try to feel the fluid level. Your custom converter will help tremendously, too. My truck is sitting around 80k miles with limited modifications for performance. This way I could truly track what its addition to service life would be and overall quality. If the transmission fluid level on your Ram 2500 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube.
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. Yes, if I could not find the Mopar label product at a reasonable fare. I drove the truck another year and two months it went out again; 2500. Dodge wanted to change one or the other and I was not having it. I know the topic is fluid and I will get to that. Headlight switch defective or a short in the wiring have to beat on dash for lights to come on. Advance Auto Parts has 2 different Automatic Transmission Fluid for your vehicle, ready for shipping or in-store pick up.