Well, the truck was doing so good that we used it for another week, but this morning, on my way to work, it did to me what it had done to them, and this time, it did it permanently. No highway benefit is realized, and the difference in the gear ratio splits is not much of a benefit. But I definitely will not go out and buy any more Dodges, unless they can start making some transmissions wear out multiple vehicles as opposed to the other way around. I will let you know what they say when I find out. Most performance experts agree that the Allison ® 1000 transmission will not handle power levels over 350 hp without upgrades, and a torque converter that is designed to work with a Cummins engine is recommended. Moreover, if your vehicle is still under warranty, using a fluid thatis not approved by the vehicle manufacturer will void the transmission warranty.
First gear is probably a bit too low in most applications- not so bad for a heavy work truck perhaps, but work trucks typically have lower axle ratios anyway. Bought the truck in 2007 with 68,000 miles on it. Went down the road but never shifted out of first. All the transmissions listed are high level builds, and core charges are added to the price. I would not recommend using either of those transmissions in stock form behind even a mildly turned up Cummins diesel. Ford ® 5R110 Ford 5R110 Ratios 1st - 3. What I did cause I put 1200 miles on a broken transmission is order from both Ebay and Cascade transmission parts.
And i was warned buy so many not to buy a dodge lmao. Gas version 4R100 transmissions have the same basic bolt pattern with two bolts missing at the top as the 5R110- but diesel version 4R100s are totally different. I've not even had this truck a year and dodge won't do a damn thing about it. Sold only at Toyota or Lexus dealers or online. When considering swapping a manual trans in your truck to replace an automatic, or even putting a lift kit and tall tires on your manual trans truck, beware of gear ratio drawbacks.
But now that I've got a premium tranny, it hauls and races better than new. I promise you that the next transmission I have to replace or any other person I hear of needing a transmission I will be heavily promoting Monster Transmission and tell them that I personally use Monster Transmission. I tore out the trans agine and replaced all hard parts and seals, new shift kit,torque conv, and trans cooler. Aftermarket controls and tuning for automatics can be your worst nightmare if you hate computers and don't get good support, but don't give up on your automatic too easy if you have already invested in it. To make this story much shorter, since that first replacement, the transmission has been replaced another 2 times, and been worked on twice that it was not replaced.
If you are installing your transmission that was purchased from Monster Transmission, our sales and support staff is here. Trans Swap Cost Comparisons Choose Wisely! Believing the advertising could be a very expensive mistake. It delivers outstanding sludge resistance to provide superior transmission life and enhanced friction to resistance to improve shifting performance. I have some limited experience pulling tranny's apart, would that be a simple Conversion or difficult. The 4th to 5th shift is much closer than most transmissions, so the engine does not have to rev as high to survive a big rpm drop that wider overdrive ratios cause. A couple of months later it started making a clunk when shifting, then locked up. The damn thing didn't even make a noise, it just went.
I have spent thousands trying to fix this prob. A close second I've come to like is Raybestos, especially their Kevlar and Carbon Fiber bands. When it shifts from 1st to 2nd its got a really smooth shift and it puts a smile on your face. This was a dealer purchased rebuilt transmission less than 4 years old! Gear ratio calculators can be used to see the difference a 68 will make for you. Hydraulic clutch arrangements, especially when swapping manufacturers, can be a little tricky.
I sell parts with full tech support to swap these transmissions into Dodges and Fordcummins conversion trucks, so if you are interested read more about it. The reason I ask is because the 88 when I bought it for 500 bucks a steal as the guy just put new tires, New Driveshafts and New Rotors on front and Brakes all around had a Bad Transmission. Apparently something had stopped up an oil line causing 2 main bearings to spin and mess up the block. The transfer case cost is based on an estimate of what it would cost to send in your Ford t-case to a custom shop and have a reman hybrid t-case built for you. If your work truck has a 4. Unless you are pulling really heavy loads, the extra gear really doesn't help much because it only helps get you going a little better from a stop. We started seeing shudder at 55+ mph.
Dexron has long since passed its prime, and modern transmissions require modern fluids, which more refined properties. The parts wear faster, and also the choice of most repair shops if they don't go with the local parts store's cheap parts. I baby this thing and perform maintenance sooner than required. Its attached to the transmission on the drivers side, behind the wheel, facing outwards. Automobile companies develop automatic transmission fluids, or at least set specifications for them. Now that that's said, on to the problem.
They are not all the same. Has any body else run into problems like this? Some stand alone options may be better than others, so do your homework. There are cheaper offerings out there, but remember- cheaper is often not better! Getting one built to handle even a 350 hp Cummins will cost you a good chunk of money and it will still give you problems. It has the lowest reverse yet of automatics, so if you are backing heavy trailers up hills you may find that part of this trans very beneficial. Most manual trans swaps are fairly straightforward, be very careful to do your homework. The staff has been amazing to work with and takes care of their customers better than any other company I have ever dealt with.
The Pontiac Vibe is actually equipped with a Toyota transmission, and the Saturn Vue has several models with Honda transmissions. Check with your mechanic before he does a fluid change. One would expect to see a lower reverse ratio with the low 1st gear as well, but it is not as low as it should be. Good thing they were rolling already, and managed to make it into a dollar store parking lot. Heres a small chart that you probably cant even read, just to show what it looks like. Shortly after getting it up here, the Top end when out on the motor and its been sitting ever since.