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Old 06-25-2013, 09:55 AM
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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.
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Fluid/filter/ band adjustment. If it hasn't been servised in a while you could have a lotta slack in that low/reverse band.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:52 AM
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Thanks for the reply. As I don't know much about transmissions, is that band adjustment an internal adjustment?
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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:
http://www.dodgeram.org/tech/transmi...T_band_adj.htm
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:45 PM
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Thanks!
That's a great link. I'll give it a try and see what happens.
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