Originally Posted by CaptnC
Trans service-Yes...I knew when I bought this truck I would keep it until it turned back into dust. So I have done several...
I have not adjusted the bands. If you know the procedure I would appreciate it. Or know where I could find it.
I have rebuilt many Allison 545 trans, but not any trans that had bands.
I think I'll get the "accumulator" while I have the pan down doing the bands I'll replace that.
Just need some info on doing the bands.
Here is the procedure from the Dodge Service Manual:
ADJUSTMENT - BANDS
The front (kickdown) band adjusting screw is
located on the left side of the transmission case
above the manual valve and throttle valve levers. (just above the front trans cooler line, me)
(1) Raise vehicle.
(2) Loosen band adjusting screw locknut
Then back locknut off 3-5 turns. Be sure adjusting
screw turns freely in case. Apply lubricant to screw
threads if necessary.
(3) Tighten band adjusting screw to 8 N·m (72 in.
lbs.) torque with an appropriate Torx™ socket.
CAUTION: If Adapter C-3705 is needed to reach the
adjusting screw, tighten the screw to only 5 N·m
(47-50 in. lbs.) torque.
(4) Back off front band adjusting screw 1-3/4
(5) Hold adjuster screw in position and tighten
locknut to 41 N·m (30 ft. lbs.) torque.
(6) Lower vehicle.
The transmission oil pan must be removed forMopart ATF +4, Automatic Transmission fluid.
access to the rear band adjusting screw.
(1) Raise vehicle.
(2) Remove transmission oil pan and drain fluid.
(3) Loosen band adjusting screw locknut 5-6 turns.
Be sure adjusting screw turns freely in lever. (lever with a jamb nut, this band usually doesn't cause any issue, me)
(4) Tighten adjusting screw to 8 N·m (72 in. lbs.)
(5) Back off adjusting screw 3 turns.
(6) Hold adjusting screw in place and tighten locknut
to 34 N·m (25 ft. lbs.) torque.
(7) Position new gasket on oil pan and install pan
on transmission. Tighten pan bolts to 17 N·m (13 ft.
(8) Lower vehicle and refill transmission with
Couldn't copy the diagrams, it's not that hard and should be done as part of the TRANS SERVICE (service on a Dodge means band adjustment AND fluid and filter) every 30k miles.
Stops alot of problems before they start you'd be amazed how many people don not do this! At least now you know.
NOTE: THE TORQUE UNITS ARE INCH/LBS NOT FOOT/LBS!!!!
tHOUGHT i'D HIGHLIGHT THAT BEFORE YOU BROKE THE BAND!
Don't want your next post to be I couldn't get pat 35 ft/lb and something broke. Happens all the time , watch the posts.