You have better options than the freakin dodge. Not sure what the damage will be because the diagnostics indicate an internal repair is necessary nothing simple like a sensor unfortunately. Continued to drive vehicle but then had small accident involving braking while going downhill. Now it's on the side of the road!!! Hopefully yours isn't as bad. Changing out the fluid in your transmission is a daunting. It is a dodge ram 1500 4.
Update from May 3, 2016 : A few updates to my post. A hammer and chisel or seal removal tool will help you to remove the seal. We have checked all fuses and gone whrew wireing harness. A close second I've come to like is Raybestos, especially their Kevlar and Carbon Fiber bands. The 94-01 2nd gen Rams are a kick-ass truck, and if you take care of it, it'll take care of you. It should be running as good as new.
Time is tricky because every driver is different, so mileage is the best way to measure your vehicle's necessary maintenance. I use an sos pad and clean both sides for a nice seal. If it cost to much to fix the finance company will get it back. Here's how to take out the transmission pan, chance the transmission seals, replace the transmission filter and top it off with new transmission fluid. Premium snap rings will prevent your reverse from going out again. Truck is in the driveway.
Diagnostics of the brake light problem determined the combination switch in the steering column was the culprit and had failed, causing loss of brake lights and failure of the transmission to go into coast mode when the brake pedal was applied. They replaced my transmission with another defective transmission which I was told the day after installing the new transmission would need to be replaced again. Then put it in low one drive a couple hundred yards then low 2 and so on. If you do not you will have issues. Went out to go to work, pull up to a stop and that was the end. Always did scrupulous maintenance on the entire vehicle which otherwise runs perfectly. Determine the source of that pesky oil leak leaving a stain on your garage floor.
Add a site » First off, with any vehicle, if you treat it right, it'll take care of you. Told by manufacture nothing they can do problems like this just happen sometimes. The mechanic who replaced it explained there is a defective valve in the transmission fluid line that sticks when driving on the highway denying the transmission fluid thereby burning it up. Will go back to Mazda or Toyota. Now that I've read all these other complaints relating to Dodge Ram transmissions, I think I'll pull the tranny out of the old van in the backyard and make it work in my truck, or replace the whole drivetrain with un-computered Chevy stuff out of my junk collection. Then put it in drive 3 minutes, low 1 low 2 low 3 all for 3 minutes.
I still only have first and reverse. He came and pulled me home. Now that the warranty is up the transmission needs to be replaced and Dodge won't fix it even though I saved all the papers from the work done. Dodge trannys will go through factory bands and governor solenoids in about 75,000-100,000 miles, depending on use. On the first tranny rebuild, the service tech said the unit looked brand new on the inside but it still failed. But when your V8 is pushing 300 ft. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Ram 2500 and how to check the transmission fluid level.
Thanks if anyone can help. I have the 46re transmission in my 4x4. And i was warned buy so many not to buy a dodge lmao. It is common for this seal to wear out and cause leaks. You should get a proper reading at this point.
Some leaks will only occur when the vehicle is in use. I decided to rebuild the trans. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 1500 2009-Present. I'm sure there are better, more efficient ways to do things, and I am certainly open to constructive criticism. Good thing they were rolling already, and managed to make it into a dollar store parking lot. Because of this, I lost the forward band also.