Well at 80k miles you have to be honest with yourself and assume a rebuild for this transmission isn't out of the question. The new system should hold around 15 quarts give or take a little. I stopped the truck, put the truck in park and looked at the indicator to make sure it was in park. The out of park alarm, which is the blaring of the horn, is only linked to the driver's door. I will say that many fleet operators have a strong affinity for Valvoline products.
The consumer received the recall for the installation of an out of park alarm. 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. I have always had transmissions flushed and changed out and always demanded a new filter be installed. The current mileage was 25,000. Dodge recommends using 89-octane fuel in the Hemi, but 87 octane is acceptable.
I'm sure the guys were skilled in the art and could do it blindfolded, I just wanted the most for the money. Now I know what your saying about equivalent and replacement. While driving less than 60 mph, the vehicle automatically shifted into neutral. Automatic transmission flushing machines have become popular, and that appeals to me. 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.
There are Mopar sources online and elsewhere that will whittle the price substantially, so price is not always the deal breaker. Truck will restart no problem. I had planned for some power enhancement later so it seemed wise to get a better built transmission first. This is not a fix for the real problem but generates more problems by making it very hard to look to the rear out of the door when backing up to make a hookup with out the horn sounding. The computer in the transmission was reprogrammed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. 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.
Flushing plus a filter change make far more sense. 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. Over the next 2 days I plan on getting the swap completed. Check engine light just came on today and truck is a the mechanic. Vehicle was parked on slight incline in a busy store parking lot.
He drove over a slight speed bump and the vehicle shifted itself into neutral. This the 2nd time this happened. The lesson was that companies like Valvoline offer specific lubricants for distinct applications. 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. Standard Metric Fluid Spec Note Air Cond Refrigerant 5. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000. I cant understand why anyone would think a fluid can survive for 100's of thousands of miles and not be replaced.
We have compiled the handy chart below to help you select the correct Transfer Case Fluid for your Dodge or Ram 4x4. The repairs were going to be made under warranty. This coincided with a boost to 610 lb-ft torque and 325 horsepower from the Cummins 5. The software modification will help ensure that the consumer has properly placed the shifter lever into the park position before attempting to exit the vehicle. Well its been a busy year and I haven't got to post much so today I'm going to try and catch up haha.
Normally I would say if you were changing fluids at 100k miles why change? There had been no failure to date. Moses As always thanks for the detailed reply. By installing an alarm that only activated when the door was opened does not alleviate the problem. Remove the cover in the cab for the stick shift. Is this Valvoline the same oil? 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. After posting I did find your article on transmission survival.