A more robust thermostat used with all engines provided longer, more reliable life. If it is leaking from the connector you should buy the updated part from M-B and replace it. Chrysler used the transmissions mostly in rear-wheel drive Dodge trucks, vans and its Jeep lineup with engines displacing from 3. The transmissions came in the 1989 to 2001 Dodge Ram two-wheel drive 150 and 1500 pickups equipped with a V-6 or V-8 engine and the 1989 to 2003 Dodge Ram Van B150 and B250 vans with a V-6 or V-8. Mirror housing and arm shape minimized wind noise. The bottle was molded in black plastic to match the black paint on the front of the closure panel for a consistent appearance, but the cap was yellow with black nomenclature for easy identification.
A relatively high multiple allows the tires, springs, shock absorbers and rubber mounts to do the work of responding to external inputs with minimal frame flex. It combined with a recessed escutcheon to assure clearance for a large gloved hand. A new structural transmission cross member, which attached to the webs of the frame side rails with four bolts per side, contributed to the overall stiffness increase. Be sure adjusting screw turns freely in case. Refinements in the , which was used only with the V-8 engine, improved shift quality and reduced gear noise.
Finer pitch placed more teeth in mesh at the same time, distributing the loads to reduce noise. The bar pivoted on the axle housing and was connected to the frame through low-friction links. The force reduction resulted from addition of a second friction load path. Toe change was also balanced about the curb load position. The two transmissions transmitted power from the engine to vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 7,800 pounds or less. This 12% size increase provided the increased travel required to increase turning angles and increased load capacity to steer larger optional tires.
A passenger air bag was standard on all Dakota models. There is something else wrong. This transmission differed from the A904 by having a re-enforced case and internals. Deflection characteristics of the valves permitted oil passage area to vary relative to shock absorbers velocity. In essence, they were an A999 transmission which mixed 904 and 727 specifications with a lockup torque converter and overdrive planetary gear set. New manufacturing processes and dimensional control techniques provided up to 50% improvement in attachment point accuracy for 1997.
All Dakota shock absorbers had conventional twin tube construction and a low-pressure gas charge to prevent cavitation formation of air pockets that can adversely affect ride quality during rough road operation. Please check your vehicle to be sure you have room for a larger pan reference. What kind of bolt does this guide bushing have? Sliding caliper front disc brakes and duo-servo drum rear brakes were standard on all models. The finish was impervious to vehicle fluids and had a durable, low-gloss finish that was smooth and hard to the touch. The power rack and pinion system combined an ultraquick-response valve that required costly precision machining with a stiff torsion bar actuator. The top surface of the resonator was ribbed for stiffness. Other safety issues Roof pillar structural integration gave the new Dakota ability to meet the applicable roof strength safety standard.
With anti-lock brakes, the wheel speed sensors were incorporated into the hub units. The normal position had a detent to permit easy re-establishment of normal mirror position after folding. The knee blocker was also the steering column lower cover. The flexible fluoropolymer tube assembly snapped onto a nipple on the tank using a unique quick-connect coupling. Node locations were determined by vibration mapping.
The carryover one-piece box floor was made of dent-resistant, high strength steel. Q: Anybody ever had to replace the pan, due to some warpage? I don't want to waste the fluid if at all possible. Three-speed automatics lock the converter in third and, if fluid temparatures are high, in second, to help cooling. This change was made to maintain acceptable in-town performance with taller final-drive ratios in the rear axle — 2. The platform accepted standard, removable load-equalizing draw bar units.
Low-friction plastic bushing liners reduced noise and increased bushing durability. The booster diameter remained at 10. Similar reductions in ride friction were compensated by shock absorber tuning. Quieter operation resulted from a change to finer pitch gears for third and fifth speeds. Front stabilizer bar diameter was increased from 0.
It was used in trucks and vans starting in the mid-1990s. Springs received a proprietary, two-part treatment consisting of a corrosion-resistant zinc-rich primer followed by an appearance top coat. Ratings remained 120 bhp at 5200 rpm and 145 lb-ft torque at 3250 rpm, the same as in 1996. The buttons were generally at the extreme driver's side end of the dash, i. The tunnel was lowered because the drive line combination required less room than the others. The first Torqueflites provided three speeds forward plus reverse.