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. At around 60 some thousand miles it started shuttle shifting Check the forums here for those details and fixes. If the filter is not replaced or becomes clogged, the Dodge Ram will not move at all. I liked the Sonnax parts but I'm not at the mechanical level to take on the build myself. Shop online, find the best price on the right product, and have it shipped right to your door. Okay, my topic is about transmission fluids. If the transmission fluid level on your Ram 3500 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube.
Those problems were fixed then but they have returned again recently with a twist. Apparently they will let others duplicate this formula but they must follow guidelines and join the secret fraternity of fluids producers. The 2006 Ram 3500 has been plagued with the most transmission complaints and problems. 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. The engine in your 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. These regularly fail after 50K miles and can destroy your transmission. Unless instructed otherwise by the flushing machine manufacturer, I would clean the pan thoroughly and change the filter before flushing an automatic transmission.
Thanks for the thoughtful questions and the humor that never ceases to put a smile on my face when I read your comments. This coincided with a boost to 610 lb-ft torque and 325 horsepower from the Cummins 5. I do understand busy and welcome your return, always worthwhile to other members and the large number of guests who frequent our forums! Well at 80k miles you have to be honest with yourself and assume a rebuild for this transmission isn't out of the question. . If the transmission fluid level in your Ram 3500 is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Shuttle shift and not wanting to shift out of first at all.
The also don't mention anything about servicing the tranny by replacing them. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. The transmission comes with a matching billet input shaft and the torque converter has an enhanced stall and a host of internal upgrades. Cold weather environments cause these transmission seals to deteriorate faster because of the chemicals used on the roads during the winter months. This is now an industry standard, as heat destroys automatic transmissions. The clutch can overheat and fail due to this pressure solenoid failure.
There are Mopar sources online and elsewhere that will whittle the price substantially, so price is not always the deal breaker. So, you have pricing leverage at the least. I will say that many fleet operators have a strong affinity for Valvoline products. Now I know what your saying about equivalent and replacement. Hear from other customers via the 2,371 reviews on parts for your Dodge Ram 3500.
A Dodge Ram 3500 begins to delay shifting when there is a problem with the transmission filter. The filter easily can be replaced by draining the fluid and removing the transmission pan. 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. After posting I did find your article on transmission survival. Check your radiator for signs of transmission fluid you will know as soon as you open the radiator cap oily, creamy, gunky buildup. At 12 dollars a qt, thats 120 dollars I save by not doing everything. You won't be shy about towing or any 5.
I had planned for some power enhancement later so it seemed wise to get a better built transmission first. Unfortunately, many of these facilities do not drop the pan or change the filter, which I find scary. 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. The Ram 3500 owner needs to continually check the transmission fluid level and look for signs of transmission fluid leaking onto the pavement. Everything from complete transmission failure to leaking seals have plagued the Ram.
When adding transmission fluid to your Ram 3500, 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. This transmission problem has been attributed to the failure of the pressure solenoid. The transmission kit also included a remote mount transmission filter that must be installed with the new transmission. As for the fluid advice. Maybe I'm right maybe I'm wrong?? Did you see any improvment by doing everything? Pan dropped, you can see debris and signs of wear in the pan.