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Old 08-29-2010, 10:11 AM
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my 97 ram with 194,xxx has been expericing some trans problems. it started with slipping and a hard bang when shifting into drive and shifting through the gears. the bang ended up being the universals which i changed and a lucas to the fluid helped the slipping, but now when lite throttle applied (35 to 40 MPH) when shifting it will bounce back and forth from gears untill i really give it some in which case it stays in the lower gear to redline then shifts and all is fine. i was told i could adjust the clutch bands and that may help but i have liitle to no knowhow as far as transmissions go. can any one help me?
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With high mileage vehicles having tranny issues the first things I go after are fluid and filter.

When was the last time the filter was changed and the fluid completely flush, not just drained and filled?

After that, it is beyond my ability to help.
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I agree with Brian. A good drain, flush and fill with a new filter first. Since the most effective way to do this is with the pan off, there might be an opportunity to inspect the trans a bit to make sure nothing is obviously broken.
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i changed the filter a little over a year ago. didnt get it flushed though
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i changed the filter a little over a year ago. didnt get it flushed though
Problem with doing it like that is the fluid is "drained", but it doesn't get all of the old stuff out. Flushing gets it all.

When you changed the fluid, how did it look, red or brown? There's usually a magnet attached to the pan, how did it look?
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the magnet was there and faily clean no shavings or anything like that. The fluid was slighty brown but prior to the draining I had a leak from the trans cooler line so new fluid had been added.
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