This could have caused a fire if enough of fluid had spilled onto the exhaust system. The leak-resistant design of these transmission lines will protect your engine by eliminating transmission fluid loss. Chrysler denies that there is a problem, however, the dealership is replacing the lines for vehicles under warranty. The overall opinion on the side effects of the mod, both online and with the local experts, was that the torque convertor would empty of fluid while the vehicle was sitting. Bottom line is I've got new premium Amsoil transmission fluid and a new transmission fluid filter.
It will come with a new cooler that you can mount, it would let the oil cool more before it returns to the transmission. I know I am a little late on this, but i have an 01 Ram 1500. A sticking check valve in the line to the transmission cooler radiator would cause overheating of the transmission without you knowing about it. Connector to harness had melted. Just plur your Dodge Ram 1500 and Year into the Year Make Model selector above and when you search for a Transmission Oil Line Auto Parts Warehouse will only show you parts that fit your vehicle. I recently had my transmission rebuilt by my dad's friend. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
Great guy with a lot of knowledge. The transmission failed prmaturely, possibly due to the transmission oil leak. Includes installation hardware where applicable. Now I am not sure. He even talked me out of buying one of his transmissions after I told him what my local tranny mechanic was going to do to mine.
We've worked hard over 11 years designing a website experience that makes it easy for anyone to idenify whether parts fit their car. Both of them said that they had not seen Chrysler transmission failures due to overheating from a stuck check valve. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Would you recommend doing this mod? I was a Amsoil dealer for a few years Amsoil 'reccomends' it but its not approved. He told me that it can stick, but it isn't likely. I found something online about the fluid possibly draining out of the torque converter, and having to wait a few seconds after you start it up, to put it in gear. My 2 cts is beware using the Amsoil atf in the dodge transmission, it is not approved for the Dodge.
But, there was a burning smell coming from dashboard. On the 40 mile trip back to our house the transmission overheated. I consulted with my diesel truck performance shop and with a local transmission shop I have used before about the proposed mod. . The online sources seemed to think that this was no big deal, but the transmission expert said that it wouldn't be good for the torque converter. Took vehicle to dealer for repairs on the plastic transmission lines. .
I was a Amsoil dealer for a few years Amsoil 'reccomends' it but its not approved. Feel free to provide any further details. The valve must also regulate the flow of the oil through the cooler. There should be no foreign substances to gum up the check valve, and with the premium fluid it should just work better. So I had it removed. Original owner refused to repair. Dealer would call and tell consumer to bring vehicle in for a part that was available.
The dealer has been contacted and repaired the vehicle. I had put about 500 miles on that new transmission before I had the valve removed and the transmission ran fine. I never heard of stuck check valve issues but normally when a check valve fails it fails open. You've come to the right place to get affordable quality Transmission Oil Lines for your Dodge Ram 1500. Also, when I start my truck the oil pressure in the transmission doesn't rise as fast, so I have to put it in neutral and give it some gas a couple times.
Then, found out that transmission oil was all over engine. The mechanic said that he has done this on Chrysler products transmission systems many times and it prevents catastrophic failure. If you have a Dodge truck with an automatic transmission Dave is the person to talk to about any issues or modifications. To fix the overheating there is a cooler kit that you can buy. However, when consumer arrived the part was already given to someone else. Consumer received recall notices since Mar 1995, and still was unable to get dealer to honor the recalls because of no parts being available.
It was in and out of the shop a few times after that. I never heard of stuck check valve issues but normally when a check valve fails it fails open. For more information go to. Caring for my 2 elderly sisters 21 Heartland Rallies I Have Attended See: Thousand Trails Elite Membership Support this Forum! He advised me to remove the check valve. Those lights came on after wiggling headlight switch.
So we removed the valve. Dodge Guys: As most of us know the major subsystem with the poorest performance reputation on the Dodge Ram Trucks is the transmission. I would whole heartedly agree!! I am not going to opt for the check valve drill out mod. So I wouldn't advise anyone to remove the check valve. I took the oil to a local mechanic I had not used before. While driving about 55 and when engine started smoking consumer drove off road. Does it have any side effects? Does anyone on this forum know about this modification? Not an auto repair expert? We concluded that too much oil was going through the cooler so it overheated.