The inhibitor mechanism is located in the shift cover. The transmission comes with a matching billet input shaft and the torque converter has an enhanced stall and a host of internal upgrades. In this video I go over how to change the gear lubricant in the manual transmission on my 1999 Dodge Dakota. As the speed of the vehicle changes, the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission slips between different gears depending upon the needs of the car. . Number 4 for transmissions in this truck. So with that prospect I did some research.
Bought it at 72k, now has 120K. The manual 97 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission requires that the user manually switch the gears in the transmission while he or she is driving. Maybe I'm right maybe I'm wrong?? Okay, my topic is about transmission fluids. He or she does this by manipulating the clutch which is on the right of the driver in most manual transmission cars. Flushing plus a filter change make far more sense. Note: The 24 Valve diesel engine has a rated torque peak of 460 lb-ft.
Moses As always thanks for the detailed reply. Some cars the gears turn at higher speeds when they are driving so the 97 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission adjusts those accordingly. If the lube doesn't get hot, it is easier on the brass synchros. I believe that there are fluid standards and companies like Amsoil reproduce add to these formulas with their own additives to reduce wear and shed heat easier. The 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission is actually a complex system comprised of many different parts. Like any moving part, a transmission needs lubricant to stay cool and reduce friction, and like all lubricants, it has to be changed occasionally. If you wish to avoid 5th gear failure, do not mash the throttle with the engine turning less than 1600 rpm while in 5th gear.
Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. The shift forks and rails are all located within the aluminum cover which is bolted to the top of the gear case. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Ram 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. It is a ranch truck and pulls horses, goes in the desert and is not 4 wheel drive. However, it's safe to say that there are traditional oil producers at North America that do make equivalent products.
An automatic transmission switches between gears automatically and the driver does not have to do anything. This was a dealer purchased rebuilt transmission less than 4 years old! Unless instructed otherwise by the flushing machine manufacturer, I would clean the pan thoroughly and change the filter before flushing an automatic transmission. Dual cone synchronizers are used for first and second gears, similar to the T5 design. Tapered roller bearings support the drive gear, mainshaft, and countershaft in the gear case. A year later the transmission went out again so I trade the truck off for a different brand.
I would periodically drop the pan, inspect the debris, clean the pan and change the filter. I had planned for some power enhancement later so it seemed wise to get a better built transmission first. The shift lever is located in the shift cover bolted to the top of the shift cover and operates the shift forks and rails directly. The steps outlined in this video should apply to just about any manual transmission. Just checked my mileage and was surprised to see almost 15 mpg! On the other hand, Mopar is not in the oil refining business, and its lubricants are private label products that come from reliable mainstream producers. It has never been any real problem and I drive it like a bat out of hell with no issues. The same happens in reverse.
Normally I would say if you were changing fluids at 100k miles why change? I know the topic is fluid and I will get to that. The 4500 uses a dual cone synchronizer for first and second gears, similar to the familiar, world class T5 design. Manual transmissions should last for the life of the car, unless the driver is inexperienced and rides the clutch too much. 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. Reposition any previously removed or relocated obstructions. Do you know the converter stall speed? A standard duty version is used for 5. The 97 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission helps adapt the various levels of power that are coming from the engine so that the car can drive at maximum efficiency.
There are Mopar sources online and elsewhere that will whittle the price substantially, so price is not always the deal breaker. Yes others testimonial reports are helpful and appreciated but I like proven data. This should be testimony enough for Dodge products and how much they care about you and me. If you cant afford to service the vehicle properly you shouldn't own it. Obviously the bolt sizes and locations may vary slightly from vehicle to vehicle, but generally speaking, these steps should apply to any manual transmission.