The transmission kit also included a remote mount transmission filter that must be installed with the new transmission. For a 2-3 shift, the transmission shifts back to 1st gear with the front band while the rear band engages 3rd gear. A regular filter and fluid change is about 5 quarts get 6, it varies and should be done on a regular basis. The trans and convertor empty along with a empty cooling system will take 18 quarts to fill. I think most Dakota transmission have two filters.
Over the next 2 days I plan on getting the swap completed. Since I'm starting from zero I believe the expense will be justified assuming the top shelf fluids are truly better and not just a promotional stunt. The Mega Monster Transmission features: the latest technology in our industry with only the best internal components for increased strength, dependable performance and monster torque capacity. I cant understand why anyone would think a fluid can survive for 100's of thousands of miles and not be replaced. I know it will not be cheap to run any of the top shelf fluids.
Tighten lock nut to torque spec diff for each bolt That's it you do that for each screw and you are good : Basically if you bands are not adjusted correctly your transmission will not shift like it should and will cause premature band wear. Another reason for frequent fluid changes is the fluid itself is hygroscopic, in other words it pulls moisture out of the air and moisture is bad for any auto trans. Normally I would say if you were changing fluids at 100k miles why change? Once a every 20,000 miles or once a year if less than 20,000. Since it's conception in the late 80's, this Chrysler built 4 speed automatic has been a reliable workhorse in Dodge vans, pickups and Jeep Cherokees for over a decade. So with that prospect I did some research.
Apply lubricant to screw threads if necessary. If you guys want to know specifics email me back an i will get them. Usually you can pump all the fluid out by unhooking the line going from the tranny to the cooler then put the tranny into neutral. Much like engine oils, coolant and fuel itself. Here, I want to be specific.
If the front band does not release the 2nd gear clutches before the third gear clutches engage, the transmission binds, which shortens the life of the transmission clutches. Some fast-lube centers offer this approach. Pretty cool feature I think. Thanks Tim, So you really only change about 25% with a change. Band adjustments for each model year: Note: I am checking these specs, some of them are from old versions of the Haynes manual. I would periodically drop the pan, inspect the debris, clean the pan and change the filter. Shuttle shift and not wanting to shift out of first at all.
The bonding glue that holds the friction paper to the steel plate is water souable. The filter media is small but has to handle a considerable volume of fluid. I'd get a couple extra quarts just in case though. Due to factors beyond the control of Ratchets and Wrenches, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. The custom machined output shafts have been designed to be compatible with yokes from both early and late style models. Now I know what your saying about equivalent and replacement.
Sadly this society is more about throw it away after it breaks instead of preventing it from breaking. Flushing plus a filter change make far more sense. . Be sure adjusting screw turns freely in case. After remembering I in fact own a Factory Service manual, I consulted it and it says 11 litres, so I guess 3 gallons would fill it stock. Tighten pan bolts to 13 ft. We are dedicated to giving you the technical support you need, when you need it! The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles.
Anyway, i have several early model Dakotas, notably from 1991 to 1995, and one 2000 Dakota, and i have went through a host of transmission issues with them. Two travel trailers, 1 cargo trailer. The owner does not know, and he refuses to call his local Dodge service department to find out. Hold adjusting screw in place and tighten lock-nut to: 41 N·m 30 ft. Jump on to discuss axles, suspensions, engines, mudders, 4x4s and more. There is something to be said for a shop that can test a transmission not in a running vehicle and testing components individually.
I experiment on my own vehicles but do not endorse the modifications that I make to my vehicles to be used on others. I do understand busy and welcome your return, always worthwhile to other members and the large number of guests who frequent our forums! Life expectancy isn't much further and the price to make the switch wouldn't pay back. I'm more about the science. Please post new threads in one of the new 3rd Gen technical Forums. I went to several seminars on flush and fill sytems and using two colors of dye to verify a complete change is surprising. Apply lubricant to screw threads if necessary. Maybe I'm right maybe I'm wrong?? The Mega Viper transmission has 14 major performance upgrades 15 on diesel.