I will try to follow up with them, but the local dealer wasn't the one that did it. With regard to vehicle maintenance, changing the automatic transmission fluid and filter is often overlooked. When I changed the filter the part number that came up at Dodge had only one filter. If anyone can help me out with what I need to do please email me at deisleysr icloud. I've always used gaskets on tranny pans to prevent this. If you have the tranny cooler in front of the rad, disconnect one of these hoses, much easier this way. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Dakota, 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.
One program results in 4 speed and the other results in a 5 speed. If I do this, do I need to worry about getting air in the system? Shop online, find the best price on the right product, and have it shipped right to your door. By - July 30, 2015 This article applies to the 2nd Generation Dodge Ram 1994-2001. 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. Idle Hot in Neutral and fill to mark. These two problems have been with me for 6 months after purchase.
One program results in 4 speed and the other results in a 5 speed. I can't remember if there was a gasket or if silicone was the gasket. Does this need to be replaced also? Make sure the fluid is warm. I've always used gaskets on tranny pans to prevent this. My 2000 came with it.
Filtran and Baldwin have our filters now. I had it inspected and was told it was ok, just typical truck noise due to bumps. I will not buy another Dodge again. If doing only a partial fluid replacement, skip to instruction 12 below. You can buy at any automotive store. I think I will take it back. Hear from other customers via the 3,024 reviews on parts for your Dodge Dakota.
What filters did you get? Replacing the old Oring is a good idea, but I didn't have a spare and reusing the old one worked for me. Steven Roark , Amsoil Dealer , Proud Sponsor of www. The vehicle is a 2002 Dodge Dakota with the 45rfe transmission which is also the same as a 545rfe and is found in many other vehicles such as the Dodge Ram, Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, etc. After refill check oil level. Clean the pan with solvent and wipe dry so there is no harmful residue. Both transmissions take the same filters and fluid.
Coarse, he's the one who sold me the wrong stuff to begin with. It's enough to cause the additives in the fluid to break down and become less effective, requiring a transmission fluid change. 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. The dealer told me there is no gasket on the pan and I should just use silicone. If I did not have you guys to help how should I have been able to find out what I have? I have had to replace the lower ball joints, catalytic converter, timing chain, water pump and now the transfer case has gone bad. There's an Oring on the end of the fitting, set it aside so you can put it back in place when re-attaching the top tranny cooler line to the radiator, no need to seal the threads with the Oring, besides I doubt it would do any good with this type of connector. I would replace the filters.
This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2009-Present. Therefore it is important to use the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your Dakota's owner's manual. Changing out the fluid in your transmission is a daunting. The consumer stated even after the recall was performed, he is still having problems with the gear shift. On a side note, you might want to think about an auxillary cooler at this time if you don't already have one they are easy to install.
All fluids has now been changed. Advance Auto Parts has 3 different Automatic Transmission Fluid for your vehicle, ready for shipping or in-store pick up. But maybe you should anyway, it couldn't hurt, and they are fairly cheap. Shift the truck into reverse, then into park, several times, then check the fluid level with the engine running. I have a couple more questions.
I know the service manual says, but I don't have it with me at the moment. Have this amount readily available. Back the truck off the ramps or raise the truck up slightly to remove the axle stands and lower the truck to the ground. Any why this would have been done? If you have the tranny cooler in front of the rad, disconnect one of these hoses, much easier this way. How can I determine accurately which tranny I have? Dry fill capacity depending on … type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these figures may vary.