I would periodically drop the pan, inspect the debris, clean the pan and change the filter. Over the years, lubricant specifications and service requirements have changed which can make choosing the correct fluid for your Transfer Case difficult. To fill the transfer case or differential, fill the component until the fluid begins to run out of the fill hole. The biggest gain was the 150,000 mile 36 month warranty which no local shops would offer mainly 3 months, not good. Choosing the correct Transfer Case Fluid is critical for the service life and operation of your Dodge or Ram Transfer Case.
Maybe I'm right maybe I'm wrong?? I cant understand why anyone would think a fluid can survive for 100's of thousands of miles and not be replaced. The transmission was designed to include electronic range selection, and weighs 263 pounds. I had planned for some power enhancement later so it seemed wise to get a better built transmission first. Now, it had six forward speeds — again, one reserved for kickdowns. It is available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive models, and in various cabin and bed configurations.
The actual towing capacity depends on many factors like engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, etc. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. 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. Stumble accross this spreadsheet and thought it might be useful. I have always had transmissions flushed and changed out and always demanded a new filter be installed.
Okay back to the topic lol. An internal Chrysler communiqué to dealers summarized the change in a similar fashion. I'm more about the science. We abuse these things daily by not letting them warm up, hauling heavy loads etc. I'm hoping maybe someone here can shed some light on this topic or add to it.
If the transmission fluid level on your Ram 1500 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. That inventory means we either have the exact brand part you need, or plenty of options to compare. The five-speed automatic-transmission requires 17 qts. When paired with a four-speed transmission, 8. Okay, my topic is about transmission fluids.
This coincided with a boost to 610 lb-ft torque and 325 horsepower from the Cummins 5. Pretty cool feature I think. 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. Do you know the converter stall speed? Those problems were fixed then but they have returned again recently with a twist. Towing capacity is the ability to pull another object. Yes others testimonial reports are helpful and appreciated but I like proven data. 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.
It included three multiple disc input clutches, three multiple disc holding clutches, and a dual internal filter system — one for the transmission sump, the other for the fluid cooler return system. Sadly this society is more about throw it away after it breaks instead of preventing it from breaking. Automatic transmission flushing machines have become popular, and that appeals to me. But I'm no expert nor do I have the ability or time to contact every person for their companies research paperwork lol. I know it will not be cheap to run any of the top shelf fluids.
To answer a couple of your questions, 1: Yes the factory filter stays in place. Over the years, lubricant specifications and service requirements have changed which can make choosing the correct fluid for your Transfer Case difficult. The transmission kit also included a remote mount transmission filter that must be installed with the new transmission. Normally I would say if you were changing fluids at 100k miles why change? Gear ratios were aimed at providing reserve torque. I know they are older Dakotas, but those lessons taught me that when it comes to Dodge trucks, using the wrong fluid will come back on you later. 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.
You won't be shy about towing or any 5. 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. Limited-slip rear axles will need 4 ounces of Mopar limited-slip additive or equivalent added. If you cant afford to service the vehicle properly you shouldn't own it. I liked the Sonnax parts but I'm not at the mechanical level to take on the build myself. At the time it was launched, it had the widest range of gear ratios in its class; and its factory was brand new at launch.