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Old 03-09-2010, 11:56 PM
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Hey all, I noticed on my truck lately that my tranny temps are kinda high compared to other vehicles that i have owned. Not towing, my truck is running about 145 to 160 depending if im on the side roads or highway. I havent really been paying attention to it lately but for some reason i just happened to check it. Normally not towing on my other trucks i am usually only around 110 to 115. When i stop i notice the temp goes up to 180. I have an 09 ram hemi sport 4x4. Is this normal or not for my truck? I called the dealer and they said its normal but they may have been pushing me off. Thanks for the help!!!
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MIne ussually runs in the 80 to 90 neighboorhood but I'm in 0 degree temperatures right now outside. The temperatures you are saying you have are with in spec for these tranny's.
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Hey all, I noticed on my truck lately that my tranny temps are kinda high compared to other vehicles that i have owned. Not towing, my truck is running about 145 to 160 depending if im on the side roads or highway. I havent really been paying attention to it lately but for some reason i just happened to check it. Normally not towing on my other trucks i am usually only around 110 to 115. When i stop i notice the temp goes up to 180. I have an 09 ram hemi sport 4x4. Is this normal or not for my truck? I called the dealer and they said its normal but they may have been pushing me off. Thanks for the help!!!
This is kinda late but that seems normal to me as well. It's not too much cooler than your engine temps. But if you want cooler you can change your engine thermostat to a 185 degree stat. That will bring your tanny temps down because your fluid runs through your radiator. Not sure on this but I've seen in forums that the 185 stat is better for a 93 octane tune anyway.
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You have to be careful with changeing thermostat temperatures because the PCM will actually set a code if the engine doesn't get to the temperature it desires. It will set a Thermostat performace code. I don't know if a 5 degree difference will make much odds'. But food for thought.
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You can run up to 200F without any worries. If you get to the point that it's running there constantly, then you need to look into the cause.
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My temps run at about 130 to 140 and its 60 to 70 degrees outside.
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You have to be careful with changeing thermostat temperatures because the PCM will actually set a code if the engine doesn't get to the temperature it desires. It will set a Thermostat performace code. I don't know if a 5 degree difference will make much odds'. But food for thought.
Yeah now that you mention it I remember seeing that...mostly for those with tuners running the 93 octane tune and changing the thermostat to the 185.
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