She is super clean, still has all the bar tags on all the factory parts, even on drive shaft, springs, links, underneath etc. With regard to vehicle maintenance, changing the automatic transmission fluid and filter is often overlooked. Depending on how much was drained out and how much remained in the oil cooler, you will need to add between five and eight quarts; start small, and check the oil level as you are pouring. If you are installing an aftermarket drain plug, now is the time to do it. Then my air conditioner quit working and now thats gonna really cost me because I can't find the leak after putting dye in it meaning the only other place to look is the evaporator. The dealership did give me a free 8 yr 80K mile warranty, but I would still have rather given them the truck back.
Well guess what the F-ing engine light came back on again! I tried to return the truck but they said I had owned it to long. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2nd and 3rd Generation 1994-2008. The engine in your 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. Yes, I had owned it 11 days but only 1. It is very clean and the engine runs smooth as a sewing machine.
So remove the bolts from one side first, and then one-by-one toward the other side. . I haven't had an enjoyable drive in this truck since I got it! Let the oil drain out of one side first. Only had this truck for 3 days when the engine light went on. The fluid level is fine. You only need a few basic tools, and it can be done in one afternoon in the comfort of your own garage.
Please be careful when dealing with Dodge, they are slick, as much as I love my truck, I will never buy another one. Determine the source of that pesky oil leak leaving a stain on your garage floor. Step 3 — Replace the filter There are two T20 torx bolts holding the filter in place. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2nd and 3rd Generation 1994-2008. Unlike the engine oil pan, the transmission doesn't have a drain plug, meaning things can get a bit messy. In many cases, this is enough for the oil to start seeping out on all sides of the transmission pan, but you want to bring one side of it down first to control the flow of oil into the drain pan.
This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2nd. Step 2 — Clean and inspect the transmission Leave the drain pan and cardboard in place, and let the transmission continue to drip while you are cleaning it. Always check the level with the engine running and with transmission in neutral. But of course it was on again the next day. Tried talking to Dodge but they were very rude and no help at all told me to get an attorney - Tondra L. Anyway, the engine light came back on the next day.
The two large transmission pan holes house the Torx bolts. It will shift out of gear going down the road, or when stopped won't go into gear. Now transmission is acting up again!!! By - July 30, 2015 This article applies to the 2nd Generation Dodge Ram 1994-2001. I have taken really good care of this truck and changed oil regularly. With your other hand, thread in all of the bolts until they are finger tight.
It has been in the shop or scheduled to go into the shop for the past 12 days. Here we go again, back to them, this time they did a tune-up saying that they needed to eliminate any mixed signals in the diagnostics. After routine maintenance on the U joints the reverse gear went out. I brought it to the dealer and they said the torque converter was slipping. They keep trying new parts in the transmission to fix the problem. Please Dodge I was allways a loyal fan until know, give me a break.
Remove the bolts, remove the filter, and pour the oil into your drain pan. They said I couldn't because the sales tax on the sale had already been sent to the state. . All vehicles burn engine oil during the combustion process. I am so angry and frustrated because we can not afford to have it fixed yet and he needs to use it for work. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2009-Present. Also with others like 44re, 47re, etc.