As you can imagine, with the sales numbers Dodge has put up, there are still many of these early models on the road. Worst Model Years . 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 The 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 was hands-down the worst model year for the Ram's transmission. On CarComplaints.com, they list this model year as a clunker that you really should avoid.
The transmission Oil Dipstick 9336 has indicator marks every 10 mm. Determine the height of the oil level on the dipstick and using the height, the transmission temperature, and the following graph, determine if the transmission oil level is correct. 8. Add or remove oil as necessary and recheck the oil level. 9.
09:41:00. Subject: 45RFE tranny pan torque specs. IP: Logged. Message: I have the 45RFE tranny on a 2000 4x4. I'm going to be changing the tranny fluid later today and need to know the torque specs for the tranny pan
Find which two pins are going to the Torque converter clutch (TCC) solenoid. Ohm, measure these two after the specifications in the repair manual. If there is an open circuit at the transmission plug or a value far outside of the specs, you need to remove the transmissionpan and locate the clutch solenoid.
Placing the face on a pane of glass, or similar, will be the evidence. To rework, get the pan cold, ie freezer, and work the bolt holes with light hammer taps. A little bit at a time. Tapping too much at one time, will destroy the tempering of the metal and weaken the area.