When conventional transmission fluid is used, it should be changed every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. You will need a pump for the transfer case to re-fill. Have this amount readily available. You can keep doing this until you see that the tranny fluid comming out of the line is new Caution: Make sure to keep shutting off the engine and topping off the fluid or you can damage the tranny. Kevin I think you need to post the name and number of your dealerships parts department so we can all order from him at that price!!! Drain intervals may be extended indefinitely when fluid analysis is used. Transmissions usually operate under severe service conditions.
They even sell a pan gasket - anyone ever use that instead of silicone? Start the engine, and as the old fluid is pumped out, add fresh fluid to the pan. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Durango, 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. A small amount of fine grey clutch dust is normal. Yeah, never use the fluid designed for the transmission, instead use some one-size-fits-all 'universal' fluid. Well, for all I do anyway. New torque converter box and solenoid shift pack assembly.
Drop old fluid out of pan and replace filter. If the transmission fluid level on your Dakota is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. To replace the fluid in the torque converter and oil cooler also, follow these steps. Not recomended if you are using higher grade fluid such as Amsoil due to the cost. . It comes with the new filter. And I've lost count of how many times I've come to a stop and it either stalls out or starts reving up like it's still in first and then just dies.
All maintenance was kept up and the tranny still went out on us! Had it towed and its the torque converter box again. What filters did you get? It seems straight forward enough, eventhough it will be messy. We've also had a problem with the truck cutting off on us going down the road a few times. I thought that was a reasonable price. By the way and don't take this as an insult , if you don't know where to add the fluid this project may be beyond the range of your mechanical ability. Having an extra 2 quarts on hand while doing this is not a bad thing as a just in case.
I do not know if I would recomend the dealership seeing how others have the filter now. Drain the fluid by loosening the pan. Make sure the fluid is warm. Maybe this is a dumb question. If it is a significant gain, I'll post the results.
Most transmission filters are held in place with a bolt or two, but some are held by a clip. My dealership also sells it in gallon form but they price it by the quart. They state that the transmission characteristics are better than when it was new. One is that there might be a bad sensor. Sometimes when the truck is started and shifted into Drive it won't go into drive all the way.
It will take quite a bit of fluid this way to see all new comming out of the hose. As you may not know which is the pressure side and which is the return side, have both directed so the stream of fluid will be directed toward a receptacle. After that, use a torque wrench to tighten bolts to proper ft-lbs as per manufacturer. They can change the fluid similar to the way I described in method 2 however the machine makes sure that the tranny never runs low. So just try to stay with a reputable filter company like filtran or baldwin. Finish removing the pan and any gasket material from the pan or case. Clean the pan with solvent and wipe dry so there is no harmful residue.
If you tw hill billies ever perform maintenance on your own vehicles, they will be ruiuned, you two lying sack of sh1t. Disconnect the oil cooler line from the oil cooler. Not to mention the fact that I also understood the dealer saying, Only the dealer can and should service the trans, otherwise if it is done by yourself or another place the transmission warranty is Void. If doing only a partial fluid replacement, skip to instruction 12 below. Instead of turning the motor on and off to pump out the fluid, just disconnect the supply line and hook an air line into the inlet and blow the fluid all out before adding the new 0f course you will change filter and adjust bands before adding new fluid.
Is that where you add? The Amsoil runs very good in these transmissions. Filtran and Baldwin have our filters now. Then start the engine and allow app 1 litre of fluid to pump into the pail. 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. Make sure you get both filters.
I could stop and place the vehicle in park, turn it off and restart and then put back in drive and drive without any problems for sometimes days at a time before it messed up again. I tow a 7'x16' enclosed trailer with about 6,000 lbs. The dealer will rape you on price. Any why this would have been done? Same thing with going into reverse. They did not have the spin on filter listed. It seems less time consuming and more efficient if it actually works.