When adding transmission fluid to your Dakota, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. 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. This could cause filter clogs if the silicone breaks off. Coarse, he's the one who sold me the wrong stuff to begin with. Remove the big black skid plate thing. The transmission of this vehicle also had to be replaced after only 4000 miles! Warm up your Dakota so the transmission is at normal operating temperature.
To replace the fluid in the torque converter and oil cooler also, follow these steps. Apparently Dodge are pieces of crap to put it politely. Make sure the fluid is warm. I think that they changed over to atf +4, in 2001. This almost caused an accident in rush hour traffic because I expected the vehicle to accelerate, which it did not.
Took to norwin Dodge for service. I called up the Napa store, they said they have never heard of +4 fluid and don't stock it, and the +3 should be fine to run in it. If I only change what's in the pan and replace it with +4, is it okay that it's going to mix with the +3 in the rest of the system? Transmission won't shift properly, dealer ordered and replaced new valve body. If the transmission fluid level in your Dakota is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Steven Roark , Amsoil Dealer , Proud Sponsor of www.
After coming to a complete stop the vehicle would jump forward, making me feel like someone rear ended me. Finish removing the pan and any gasket material from the pan or case. If I need to replace it with +4, am I going to have to just drain the fluid, or do I need to replace the filters again? I was looking at my manual to see how uch fluid to add. We had replaced the fluid with +3 fluid, which is what the local Napa computer said to use. But maybe you should anyway, it couldn't hurt, and they are fairly cheap. Truck has less 9500 miles on it.
Also, if I just drain what's in the pan and change out the filter s is there value in that or do I really have to figure out how to flush out the whole system? Inspect the pan before cleaning. Never use dexron or mercon or any universal fluids in a Chrysler transmission that is the number one cause of transmission breakdowns in Chrysler vehicles Answer. Drain the fluid by loosening the pan. Shortly after the warrenty expired 36000mi. Be careful to include O-Rings or other seals. Fresh fluid is translucent and cherry red.
Took to the dealer while still under warrenty they said it was typical that the torque converter would drain down and that you had to put it in neutral for a few seconds to let the converter fill before putting in gear. They found that the differential rear end was completely ruined. Once you have the filters changed and the tranny refilled, flushing out the rest of the old fluid is easy. While your at it flush your power steering fluid, it's going to be gnarly lookin at 76K. She took the vehicle back to the dealer; however, they filed bankruptcy and were closed down.
This wasn't the first time the gear selector jumped out of gear. This is for should help. We paid for everything else to get fixed and I refuse to pay for anything else. I had it inspected and was told it was ok, just typical truck noise due to bumps. Dodge has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities.
If I was in the creative end working for Dodge I could improve their vehicles greatly. They haven't obtained no information on their vehicle since it was towed to the repair shop. These two problems have been with me for 6 months after purchase. I've always used gaskets on tranny pans to prevent this. The dealer said that they would look at it this time put they couldn't make any promises.