Featuring a tried and true heavy-duty design, the Allison is arguably the strongest transmission ever manufactured for a pickup truck of any kind. This line's leak-resistant design prevents the common, high-stakes problem of transmission fluid loss. It is not a replacement for your factory cooler. The Dual-Fluid design features 17 rows of cooling, split up into 2 sections. 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. If an exhaust brake is in place, the Commander has the ability to automatically control the brake and converter clutch. The Ram Diesel is very nimble but the stock gear shift lever movement leaves you feeling like you are driving an old pickup truck.
Diesel engines are capable of creating so much additional torque that the transmission in many cases cannot harness the power. Unlike the factory Dodge transmission, the reputation of the Allison Transmission has been proven! Torque converters, valve bodies, shift enhancers, and electronic control modules are designed to prevent transmission slippage which prevents your transmissions ability to get the power to the ground that causes excess heat build up, frequently resulting in premature failure. Hot oil temperatures must be kept under control! As any enthusiast knows, wiring harnesses and electrical components can be the most difficult part to figure out when doing any sort of swap or conversion. Factory computers are programmed to disengage lockup under many conditions that often inhibit the performance of the transmission. I had put about 500 miles on that new transmission before I had the valve removed and the transmission ran fine. I took the oil to a local mechanic I had not used before. Unlike the factory Dodge transmission, the reputation of the Allison Transmission has been proven! The Auto Trans Oil Cooler consequently helps prevent transmission fluid leaks and overheating, protecting the transmission from possible costly damage.
These plastic units are highly susceptible to cracking even under stock boost levels. Plus, its robust construction readily defends against possible damage from road debris and corrosion. I consulted with my diesel truck performance shop and with a local transmission shop I have used before about the proposed mod. The factory skid plate actually has existing holes drilled already. Position three acts as an AutoLoc by commanding lock-up only when the exhaust brake is engaged - perfect setting for every day driving in all situations.
All this over head presents a real problem when adapting to large power swings like a turbo charged diesel presents. We have updated our Select Shift Valve Body, for increased functionality, to feature improved elements for even better performance. If you have a Dodge truck with an automatic transmission Dave is the person to talk to about any issues or modifications. . I recently had my transmission rebuilt by my dad's friend. Dormans quality-engineered Auto Transmission Speed Sensor restores peak transmission function.
This adapter provides you with the proper clearances and speed sensor. The 5-row section 30% and the 12-row section 70% , together these can be used for power steering fluid, transmission fluid, or engine oil. Some fabrication and wiring skills will be required for installation. Plus, its robust construction readily defends against possible damage from road debris and corrosion. Mishimoto universal fluid coolers are applicable for use with transmission fluid, engine oil, power steering fluid, and a variety of other automotive fluids. On the 40 mile trip back to our house the transmission overheated. The Commander offers better acceleration and cooler running, as well as giving the user braking or hold back even without an exhaust brake.
As always, if you have any questions about which product is right for you, do not hesitate to give us a call, or send an e-mail to and we would be happy to assist. Full Transmission and Torque Converter Control, Wiring Harness, Connectors, Software and Manual Included. I would whole heartedly agree!! This line's leak-resistant design prevents the common, high-stakes problem of transmission fluid loss. Like all Mishimoto products, this cooler is backed by their lifetime warranty. With the power off the Commander reverts to factory control.
Push button control allows the driver to select the speed at which the converter clutch will engage and disengage. We concluded that too much oil was going through the cooler so it overheated. A sticking check valve in the line to the transmission cooler radiator would cause overheating of the transmission without you knowing about it. That's right, back in 2005, they thought that a plastic intercooler was a great idea, but turns out they were wrong, which is why Ram went back to a metal intercooler in 2006. Once a laptop or other computer is plugged into the Select Shift Controller, tables can be adjusted for precise user control of transmission functions, as well as data logging ability. It is not a replacement for your factory cooler.
Great guy with a lot of knowledge. All 6-speed wiring harnesses have the tap shift function. Dorman 917-602 Transmission Output Speed Sensor 29193 1. So I wouldn't advise anyone to remove the check valve. For an in-line installation the 1400142 Transmission Cooler Sensor Adapter is required see related products.
Caring for my 2 elderly sisters 21 Heartland Rallies I Have Attended See: Thousand Trails Elite Membership Support this Forum! The 4R transmission clutch application only requires a single feed to apply all four gear applications. This equated to the best shifting transmission you have ever driven! 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. I am not going to opt for the check valve drill out mod. The 25 flat tubes have 200 micro extruded passages providing a large surface area to transfer heat for external air flow cooling. My 2 cts is beware using the Amsoil atf in the dodge transmission, it is not approved for the Dodge. The Standalone Transmission Controller changes your transmission from a governor and throttle valve based shift control to complete independent line pressure and shift control.