Unfortunately, many of these facilities do not drop the pan or change the filter, which I find scary. We have worked hard to design a site that caters to everyones Dodge Ram 3500 Transfer Case needs. 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. This way I could truly track what its addition to service life would be and overall quality. To fill the transfer case or differential, fill the component until the fluid begins to run out of the fill hole. You won't be shy about towing or any 5.
I have always had transmissions flushed and changed out and always demanded a new filter be installed. This article applies to the Dodge Ram. To answer a couple of your questions, 1: Yes the factory filter stays in place. 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. After posting I did find your article on transmission survival.
However the vehicle must be stopped or moving very slowly to shift into 4L range. We love when auto parts experts come to our site and we love when car parts newbies come to our site. We're here to help you find that perfect Transfer Case for your Dodge Ram 3500. Or you can buy a new driveline off a 2wd ram which will be longer. Hop … e that helps if u are still having an issue.
They have three operating ranges plus a Neutral position. Standard Metric Fluid Spec Note Air Cond Refrigerant 5. Remove the upper Hex bolt first. I'm hoping maybe someone here can shed some light on this topic or add to it. Longer shaft will reach transmission and allow you to drive. The external filter is a screw in style with hoses and a remote mount housing.
Follow the Manufacturer's Instructions for the mixture ratio. Once core is ready for pick-up, visit and fill out the Core Return form. 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. 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. This article applies to the 2nd Generation Dodge Ram 1994-2001. For all residential core pick-ups, you will be contacted to arrange an estimated day and time for pick-up. Flushing is useful because the machine will exchange the fluid in both the transmission unit and the torque converter.
A straight line shift pattern is used. There are Mopar sources online and elsewhere that will whittle the price substantially, so price is not always the deal breaker. Unless instructed otherwise by the flushing machine manufacturer, I would clean the pan thoroughly and change the filter before flushing an automatic transmission. We have compiled the handy chart below to help you select the correct Transfer Case Fluid for your Dodge or Ram 4x4. The lesson was that companies like Valvoline offer specific lubricants for distinct applications.
This is now an industry standard, as heat destroys automatic transmissions. 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. This coincided with a boost to 610 lb-ft torque and 325 horsepower from the Cummins 5. You can gut the transfer case, make it just an extension off the transmission. Choosing the correct Transfer Case Fluid is critical for the service life and operation of your Dodge or Ram Transfer Case. Drive sprockets and an interconnecting chain are used to transmit engine torque to the front and rear propeller shafts.
I liked the Sonnax parts but I'm not at the mechanical level to take on the build myself. I think it just had a few weak parts that didn't like additional pressure. Well at 80k miles you have to be honest with yourself and assume a rebuild for this transmission isn't out of the question. My truck is sitting around 80k miles with limited modifications for performance. There are two Hex bolts located diagonal to one another. He called up Chrysler and proposed a trade: a new, red 1932 Royal Eight, for a hood ornament to match anything from Rolls-Royce.
Would I take the Valvoline approach? Moses As always thanks for the detailed reply. With the engine running and the truck in park, check its transmission fluid dipstick and add a half quart at a time until the fluid level appears between the hash marks on the dipstick. Using the same fluid prevents a potentially harmful mixture from damaging either component. We're concerned about the chemical engineering that goes into the replacement oil. However, it's safe to say that there are traditional oil producers at North America that do make equivalent products. Apparently they will let others duplicate this formula but they must follow guidelines and join the secret fraternity of fluids producers.