When adding transmission fluid to your 1500, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. If you are having problems with the transmission in your 1500, 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. And you are making people's life a living hell dealing with the so called repair shops that we have to go to. Well I finished the job in less than an hour. I be dang if I'm gonna pay that kind of money for a truck or anything else's as far as that goes.
The truck jumps when I put it in gear and while driving, it doesn't shift properly so when I drive onto the freeway I have to make sure I have room and its clear. If the transmission fluid level in your 1500 is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. I have 2800 miles on it now and still can't get used to the feeling. We were on vacation in the smokies having a ball. Well that's when the transmission could not decide on what gear it needed to be in. I used that clear hose that you can get at Auto Zone for 2. The engine in your 2012 Ram 1500 should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate.
To be able to push the fluid into the transmission was the biggest time saver of all. I have the availabilty of a shop with a lift and I recommend that if you are going to do it yourself without the use of a lift to at least make sure that the car is level to get an accurate fill. Most important tool you will need is. I'm scared to put my family in that truck just to go to town now. I had three Geriatric Arbitrators that came out on a test drive and noticed there was some issues with the transmission, their description to the detection was the transmission was busy. It wouldn't hurt to just cut off the black tip either so you could slide more of the hose into the transmission.
Find a lift, it would have added an hour to try to do it on jack stands like I was about to attempt last night. In a manual transmission in 6 th gear trying to climb a hill. He added the friction modifier to the rear because it was noisy. Before it gets someone hurt or even killed. It had only 7,000 miles on it. This is my first Dodge and it is my last. Took it to Jim Burke yesterday and wile I was trying to tell the adv.
Is this normal in a truck? When ever I go up steep hills at low speeds the tranny grinds like a manual transmission skipping gears. . Maybe we need to boycott them I don't know I do know they or someone needs to fix our trucks. Now every time I go up a hill it does that. I just did mine tonite at 24693 miles. I suggest this, it may take some time but if everyone has this issue we could all seek legal advice and take it to a larger scale.
I think that someone in the company that is high up should say ok let's try to come up with a fix for this problem. We are what keeps you people livening the high life. This is the good stuff. And at speeds from 60 to 80 it vibrates so bad I think it's gonna fall apart. It has been in to Dodge 4-5 times to have it fixed. . The drain plug is in a bad spot to where it will make a big mess if you remove it without taking the trans crossmember and mount out of the way first,besure that you have a suitable stand to support the trans so that no damage is caused to the shifter or linkage due to stress from the weight of the trans if not supported properly.
It was sluggen so bad it felt like I was. Dodge says it's designed to do this. I sought a lemon case lawyer, they were really good however with all the evidence we provided and the lousy arguments that Dodge gave back I lost the case. Car shifting much better, absolutely. KenF answered 2 years ago Its a port just above the pan, it takes a special tool to do it or you can make one, check youtube for vids, the reason car makers make it more remote it people kept adding incorrect type and amounts of fluid, you have to check fluid level at the correct temperature with engine running. You have to floor it to get it up hills.
By February I was having issues. When you are traveling around 30 mph it feels like you are driving a stick shift in 5th year. Until the nightmare that I have been hearing about came true. It would down shift then right back up. Well it finally got under my skin and I just lost all my cool with this cat. I have called Chrysler Corp and they tell me there is nothing they can do for me until there is a code that is found. On top of that, you really need a hose that will get inside the transmission and not rest on the lip of the fill hole.
The main one being the transmission was slipping and felt sluggish changing gears. Every time I take it in there they tell me there is nothing wrong with it. It has had a new torque converter. I lost the case because it was not deemed life threatening or of major concern. If the car is on ramps for example the you rirsk overfilling.