In this video, I demonstrate how to replace the fluid in the transmission and transfer case on my 2006 Dodge Dakota. There's another important consideration: This operation provides the opportunity to find out if failure is impending. Start by putting the car on sturdy jackstands or, better yet, ramps. You might find just a trace of aluminum shavings, or other very minor debris, but the assembly process is so clean, and the newer gearboxes so unforgiving of dirt, that any real accumulation generally means a problem is in development. Transmissions usually operate under severe service conditions. Now you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter I am not responsible for any mishaps that may have occurred from following these procedures. 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.
If a newer gearbox is making junk, it's in trouble. Once you have the filters changed and the tranny refilled, flushing out the rest of the old fluid is easy. If it's a manual, sorry, I have no idea! The pan should be removed for cleaning. Make sure the vehicle is parked on a level place. Forward would open the split and reverse would close it.
Then when the vehicle is at normal operat … ing temperature and running, pull the dipstick out and check the level. Some darkening is normal, but if it is reddish brown or mustard color and smells like burnt varnish, it is worn out. In this video, I demonstrate how to replace the fluid in the transmission and transfer case on my 2006 Dodge Dakota. Drain mostly from this corner. I had a car that would stumble on its face when you applied the gas going forward, but had all kinds of power going in reverse. Otherwise, the pan gasket will leak.
You will need to buy a funnel where the size is very close to the inside diameter of the upper neck of the tube. Another function of the 1996 Dodge Dakota transmission is to make sure the torque of the vehicle is being applied in the appropriate manner. The assemblies had a hub, sleeve, struts, springs, and detent balls. Add a bit, check it, add, check, and continue until it reads full. You feed that hose into the drain hole of the transmission, while you sit the funnel in the engine compartment and slowly fill. The input and output shaft bearings did not require any preload adjustment.
If doing a complete fluid replacement, follow the steps in instruction 11. An automatic transmission switches between gears automatically and the driver does not have to do anything. If you've got a suitable pump, you can run the pickup hose down into the dipstick tube until it bottoms out, then pump until you stop getting fluid. Replacing the old Oring is a good idea, but I didn't have a spare and reusing the old one worked for me. The 96 Dodge Dakota transmission also uses 1996 Dodge Dakota transmission cooling liquid to ensure that the various gears grinding together do not burn up the entire engine.
As the speed of the vehicle changes, the 1996 Dodge Dakota transmission slips between different gears depending upon the needs of the car. Don't have the owners manual handy. Troubleshooting manual transmissions: looking at the shifter Summarized by Ken Massey When Katie B. The fluid container must state specifically that it is rated for Chrysler vehicals. Check your owner's manual for the type of fluid needed and be sure not to overfill it. As the speed of the vehicle changes, the 1996 Dodge Dakota transmission slips between different gears depending upon the needs of the car. You feed that hose into the drain hole of the transmission, while you sit the funnel in the engine compartment and slowly fill.
You need to use a flushing machine to get all that fluid out of there. Put the hose into the largest jug you can find, and let the engine idle until air starts spurting. Shift the truck into reverse, then into park, several times, then check the fluid level with the engine running. 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. The release lever is contained entirely within the bell housing, cutting the need for a flexible boot. They are subjected to extensive idling, frequent short trips, cold temperature driving, sustained hot weather driving or trailer towing.
It … will still probably make a mess though. When conventional transmission fluid is used, it should be changed every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. If it is an automatic you will likely have to add fluid through the dipstick tube. You might find just a trace of aluminum shavings, or other very minor debris, but the assembly process is so clean, and the newer gearboxes so unforgiving of dirt, that any real accumulation generally means a problem is in development. The same place that you drain it. If you can keep it running by revving it at a higher speed than idle it's a performance problem but if it dies even when reved up then it's probably the lockup torque convertor is staying locked up which will cause it to stall out. Some quick-lube places will just attach the machine to a cooler line, exchange the fluid, and call it done.
An 1996 Dodge Dakota transmission has smaller gears which allow a quick acceleration and then the gears are changed when the vehicle reaches highway speeds. Will that line come off pretty easily? Dexron is not a universal fluid. After that, use a torque wrench to tighten bolts to proper ft-lbs as per manufacturer. Find the dipstick that says transmission and use a funnel to add the needed amount. Two transaxle shafts controlled the shift selector assembly shaft, housing, selector, and pin.
Attach 5' of clear tubing to the fitting, this way you can see the fluid changes color and pump all the old fluid into a jug. Here is o … ne site. I was only going to change the fluid in the pan but I'm pretty handy and based on the provided instructions, I think I can handle the full replacement. As a result of the differing fifth gear ratios and axle ratios, the top gear ratio varied. Make sure the vehicle is parked on a level place. The transaxle required Mopar M.