Before hocking the battery back up. The transmission problem is common in these trucks. I would recommend you to fix this problem if not you will end up burning the clutches in the trans. Now at 64,000 miles the transmission is blown. Your Ram 1500 should be running when you check your transmission fluid level, otherwise the transmission fluid level on the transmission fluid dipstick will not be accurate. The mechanic also stated that on numerous Dodge Ram maintenance forums, this is a common problem.
When transmission failed it had 64,000 miles on it. The dealer in annapolis rebuilt the transmission - they claimed the torque converter failed. Remember now I have to take time off work to get there, as they are in another municipality of our city. All of this was suppose to be under my extended warranty; which they dropped when I told them that I had 2 drivers. This has been an ongoing problem with the truck since I bought it. There was no other signs, other than it would not move. Complaint Number: 10075649 Incident Date: June 3, 2004 Date Added to File: June 3, 2004 Description of the Complaint: While driving the vehicle the automatic transmission failed.
Thanks you guys for your input. One week later the transmission blew. This new of a vehicle should not look like trash on the inside, and there is a real safety concern with all the dash components working correctly. And the first gear was not working correctly and has not change ever since and. I have been talking to a lot of the truck owners and they are having these same problems. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-877-866-8372 ex.
Have heard several other complaints from other Dodge owners about this same type of problem. Nov 2007, truck would start out in 2nd gear, would not shift down into 1st. My husband works very hard to pay the large payments on this truck so when this happened I ran a search on these transmissions and found a website that has documentation that they are using old style transmissions not made for trucks in these trucks. First the dash spit in many places ,then the air condition went out and then the transmission. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-877-866-8372 ex. 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.
The vehicle has not been repaired. I have reported this to Chrysler cust service many times. Guy did not give me any instructions other than it was plug and play for installing it. He still drives it but can not park like most people he has to be able to pull out straight. No body can figure out what is wrong with it. Service rep told me chryler is aware of this and have been for a awhile but they doot know what to do to correct problem. Then I replaced all ball joints and u-joints just for peace of mind.
The first transmission I had replaced was done by a dealer. First the dash spit in many places ,then the air condition went out and then the transmission. He noticed metal shavings in the transmission fluid. Complaint Number: 8024163 Date Added to File: December 11, 2002 Description of the Complaint: Consumer called complaining about having problems with transmission. Since my failure occurred after my warranty expired they are telling me I am responsible for the repair. If, after adding transmission fluid, you notice that your fluid level is low again, follow the steps highlighted in the video above to fix the transmission fluid leaks in your Ram 1500.
No body can figure out what is wrong with it. Many thanks for listening to me cry! They keep trying new parts in the transmission to fix the problem. At 36,000 miles the transmission blew. This truck has no tow hitches and has never towed a heavy load. Check engine light came on and dealer says I have an issue with my transmission.
But about a week after I purchased it I noticed something, when I turned to the left and give it a little gas the transmission slips. Also stated that on march of this present year that transmission had fail and now on december 2002 the transmission has problems again. I know there has been a lot of complaints about the transmission, shouldn't it be a recall on this. Thankfully it happened close to home on a quiet road so no one was hurt or involved in an accident. Complaint Number: 10208922 Incident Date: November 10, 2007 Date Added to File: November 14, 2007 Description of the Complaint: Purchased truck new in 2001. I serviced my truck's transmission just like it recommended in owner's manual and never abused it but with under 80000 miles it went out. My 3 year old pulled the shifter while standing in the front seat.
It's now getting a new transmission. I have been having a very similar problem with my 2000 1500. I would think that maybe I just had a lemon, but the more people I talk to that have these trucks the more that I find that it is a manufacturers problem that they will not address I have contacted Chrysler refused any assistance. Complaint Number: 10150693 Incident Date: February 11, 2006 Date Added to File: February 20, 2006 Description of the Complaint: While driving a 2001 dodge ram pickup with an automatic transmission the torque converter disintegrated. Anyway, the engine light came back on the next day.