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vsanks 06-25-2013 08:55 AM

Can't back up an incline
Need help, please. My 1996 Ram with auto transmission doesn't want to back up my inclined driveway. Takes a lot of acceleration to get up it in reverse. Seems to back up fine on level surface. Have looked at back brakes and they don't seem to be the problem.
Any help appreciated.

Gen1dak 06-25-2013 03:19 PM

Fluid/filter/ band adjustment. If it hasn't been servised in a while you could have a lotta slack in that low/reverse band.

vsanks 06-26-2013 09:52 AM

Thanks for the reply. As I don't know much about transmissions, is that band adjustment an internal adjustment?

Gen1dak 06-26-2013 11:15 AM

Front band is externally adjusted, but the Rear band is internally adjusted, so you have to drop the pan. Good excuse to change fluid and filter. Here's a good reference page:

vsanks 06-26-2013 07:45 PM

That's a great link. I'll give it a try and see what happens.

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