The transmission Oil Dipstick 9336 has indicator marks every 10 mm. They all use three planetary gearsets, three driving clutches, three holding clutches, and an overrunning clutch. For making service bucks or keeping a dumbass from screwing one up, or both. Guys, I appreciate all the great feedback and info. Determine the height of the oil level on the dipstick. The plugs used to have the mercedes emblem but I think they went to a blank plug at some point. Gear ratios were designed to maintain speed on long or high grades, without sacrificing highway efficiency.
Pull out the dipstick and read the transmission oil level. Is this just a case of the dealer trying to rip a consumer off? Change your engine oil more often if you drive your vehicle off-road for an extended period of time. The oil was preheated and there were 4 identical systems to keep up but long story short is the tranny was raised into a fixture and torque converter were attached to drive systems and the fill tube went in the same hole thats plugged. Each service interval will correspond with a factory recommended mileage that indicates the services and inspections you need in order for your vehicle to perform efficiently. Understand Your Maintenance Schedule The best way to explain your Ram 1500 maintenance schedule is to break it down by mileage. The oil came from a large tank outback about 10K plus gallons to the heaters which ran it up to test and fill temp.
Loved the job just could see there was no future there for someone with less than 20 years. I left Chrysler while the getting was good 2 years ago. You'll also need to change the transfer fluid case. You should also replace your engine air filter. To help you along in keeping your vehicle performing well, here's your Ram 1500 maintenance schedule. Regular transmission service is necessary to keep your car on the road. My dealer keeps telling me certain maintenance items are due but when I look at the maintenance schedule from my manual it tells me something different.
The underdrive, overdrive, and reverse clutch assembly snap rings are not interchangeable between transmissions. Personally there is no reason I can see for not having a dipstick as long as you have a cold and hot full mark on them like trannies have had for years. Add or remove oil as necessary and recheck the oil level. I worked in the Mercedes aw580 plant that was built from the ground up for this tranny. Now that you know your Ram 1500 maintenance schedule, you're prepared to keep your vehicle performing at its best for many years and miles. Push the transmission oil dipstick Special Tool 9336 into the transmission fill tube until the dipstick tip contacts the oil pan.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your 1500, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Due to the heat generated in the transmission, the fluid can break down over time. Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 8,000 miles 13 000 km or six months, whichever comes first. The Getrag six speed manual available on these trucks had a 5. One set is located on the top of the engine under the coils and the second set is located on the side of the engine. If the transmission fluid level on your 1500 is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. Once the oil level is correct, install the dipstick tube cap.
What type of transmission fluid you need depends on your vehicle. Your car's manual provides transmission fluid service requirements. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. Ive been in hot tubs that were hotter, at least that was how hot the valve body test stand oil was and it all came from the same heated source I think. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary. They do not use a 7 thrust bearing; the 11 bearing is in the input and reverse planetary assembly.
Using the height, the transmission temperature, and the Transmission Fluid Graph Fig. I cant ever remember an additonal heater for the fill stations. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary. After running for about 10 seconds at rpm when the full level was stable the fill was over and at a sation just downstream a plug was inserted automaticly. All we need from you is some basic information and how you'd like to be contacted. Time is tricky because every driver is different, so mileage is the best way to measure your vehicle's necessary maintenance.
All three transmissions, as used in 2012 and onwards, have a single-piece case, two-stage pump which shuts the secondary side at higher speeds, for efficiency , and similar valve bodies. Our Service Center is fully equipped to perform the necessary maintenance on your Ram 1500 to get it working properly. During limp mode, the manual valve provides reverse, neutral, and fourth gear. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2012 Ram 1500. It has the additional qualifications: The oil change indicator message will not monitor the time since the last oil change. Push the transmission oil dipstick Special Tool 9336 into the transmission fill tube until the dipstick tip contacts the oil pan. Determine the height of the oil level on the dipstick.
Conveniently, you can schedule your service online. When adding transmission fluid to your 1500, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your 1500 and how to check the transmission fluid level. Pull out the dipstick and read the transmission oil level. We'll contact you shortly after you submit the service request to confirm your appointment with our Service Center. Be sure to repeat the services every time you add that specific mileage to your Ram 1500.