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Old 01-17-2012, 07:27 PM
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Just changed the transmission fluid and filters. Fairly easy but messy job! This was on a 4.7 8cyl 2 wheel drive, 2005 ram 1500. If anyone wants to ask about the procedure, I will be happy to oblige! Saved about 120$!
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You just do the pan drop rather than a flush I guess? How much fluid came out?
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Hi there, I put 5 quarts back in, this took it to the cold level on the dipstick.I will check again after a good run to see where It is on the dipstick on the hot level. I keep reading that it is not good to flush as it dislodges any bad stuff in the transmission,so I just do the pan drop.The truck is on 103,000 and runs really well!
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Hi there, I put 5 quarts back in, this took it to the cold level on the dipstick.I will check again after a good run to see where It is on the dipstick on the hot level. I keep reading that it is not good to flush as it dislodges any bad stuff in the transmission,so I just do the pan drop.The truck is on 103,000 and runs really well!
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Hey be careful as I think once you start the truck and run it through the gears one time you will see that you are about 1-3 qts low if you only put back in 5 qts. You might want to check that out right away before driving it any more.
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Hi Sean, yes I did that after finishing the job just to be sure. Today after checking the hot level when the engine was at normal running temperature, I had to add another quart. Many thanks though for that advice and your interest! Regards, Rob Tate.
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Well from the search button, this is about the closest I've seen to answering the question I have. I too just changed the tranny filters on a 66RFE and now I'm confused about the levels. When the truck is cold and not running, the dipstick reads in the hot range. As soon as I start it up, the level reads in the cold range and stays there as the motor warms up. Do I check the level with the motor idling or do I increase it to a specific rpm and then check and has anyone else having this problem? I've run it up to as much as 1500 rpm to see if that produced a different level on the stick. This may be the dumb part, but the hot zone holes are higher up on the dipstick than the cold zone holes....just clarifying.

Another problem I've noticed as the motor starts to warm up, I hear this rattle never heard before. Sounds like something is loose at rear of motor or front of tranny. Does not have any real cadence or rhythm and goes away as soon as you crack it off idle. Any ideas?
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Tranny fluid should always be checked with truck at operating temp, not just the engine at temp but the trans too. After a good 20-30 minute drive should do it. Also with truck in neutral after running the shifter through all the gears. The "cold" line is for reference only and should be used as such. When my truck is at the cold line when the truck is cold, it is halfway between the cold and hot line when the truck is hot. I dont know about the noise though.
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After a drive, the level is at the same cold level displayed in the driveway, should I add a quart? And what's up with the level indicating over hot even though it's all cold iron?
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hmm....hot should always be higher than cold...that's weird.
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I know, I know.....no need to be a smartass, just saying. You know things are weird with this new stuff. You know how long it took me to figure out this same transmission shifted from 2nd to 4th gear. F'd me up for two months. And as soon as I don't mention it....my dipstick would be stamped backwards.
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