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. When adding transmission fluid to your Ram 1500, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. We're concerned about the chemical engineering that goes into the replacement oil. To answer a couple of your questions, 1: Yes the factory filter stays in place. But I'm no expert nor do I have the ability or time to contact every person for their companies research paperwork lol.
Stumble accross this spreadsheet and thought it might be useful. That goes for all fluids in my opinion. The transfer case can get so hot that conventional gear lubricants will literally be cooked. There is something to be said for a shop that can test a transmission not in a running vehicle and testing components individually. The truck just celebrated its tenth birthday.
Is this Valvoline the same oil? Unless instructed otherwise by the flushing machine manufacturer, I would clean the pan thoroughly and change the filter before flushing an automatic transmission. Since I'm starting from zero I believe the expense will be justified assuming the top shelf fluids are truly better and not just a promotional stunt. Yes, if I could not find the Mopar label product at a reasonable fare. Back in 1929, University of Michigan sculptor Avard T. This is now an industry standard, as heat destroys automatic transmissions. 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.
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. We have compiled the handy chart below to help you select the correct Transfer Case Fluid for your Dodge or Ram 4x4. Much like engine oils, coolant and fuel itself. At around 60 some thousand miles it started shuttle shifting Check the forums here for those details and fixes. Those problems were fixed then but they have returned again recently with a twist.
Pretty cool feature I think. My truck is sitting around 80k miles with limited modifications for performance. Okay, my topic is about transmission fluids. There are Mopar sources online and elsewhere that will whittle the price substantially, so price is not always the deal breaker. Pump capacity was increased to deal with heat more effectively.
The larger V-8 engine found in the Dodge Ram is 5. Yes others testimonial reports are helpful and appreciated but I like proven data. After posting I did find your article on transmission survival. Your first stop should be Advance Auto Parts with an inventory of 1 Transmission Fluid parts for your Dodge Ram 1500. We have compiled the handy chart below to help you select the correct Transfer Case Fluid for your Dodge or Ram 4x4.
Shuttle shift and not wanting to shift out of first at all. If you cant afford to service the vehicle properly you shouldn't own it. That was another fear of my local shops. Search for the trusted brands you prefer, compare prices when you can, and make sure you get the part you need to keep your Dodge Ram 1500 humming! I know the topic is fluid and I will get to that. Or, examine the part in person at your nearest Advance Auto Parts location.
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. 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. 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. Reverse was equal to the first gear to accommodate heavy loads. Over the years, lubricant specifications and service requirements have changed which can make choosing the correct fluid for your Transfer Case difficult. I cant understand why anyone would think a fluid can survive for 100's of thousands of miles and not be replaced. That inventory means we either have the exact brand part you need, or plenty of options to compare.