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Don't beat yourself up over it, that's for sure. If I had a $ for every time I have heard guys having an issue after changing the trans filter, well I would still be poor but wouldn't be as poor as I am now. It is so common that they should really include some info about the seal in the box with the filter.
LOL, well, its kinda one of those LOLWTF moments. Like when my dad (a mechanic for 30+years) rebuild a 383 stroker and forgot to torque the rod-end caps to spec.

Anywhoo, I just wanted the OP to be aware, so he doesnt make the same mistake, and then subsequently post up a thread on "Why doesnt my truck move?" OP, hope we got the info to u before its too late
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thanks guys, info is much appreciated! So no gasket, and two filters....should be fine.

What type of sealant specifically should I buy? I've used a few types for different applications but don't know if there is a specific type I should use for a gasket?

I'll figure out the fluid, prob go with the castrol at autozone. I use RP oil in my bike, it unbelievably made a difference in operating temperature, and I really think it is a better product, but I don't know how much difference it'll make as everyone basically says trans fluid is trans fluid.

Filters should be easy, I've done tons of services on gm vehicles, I assume it'll be similar. I also never changed that metal ring with the rubber lip on the gm's because of fear of breaking it....the only thing is I worry about the rubber lip not sealing properly....but I'm sure it's fine...thanks for the tip! Is the second filter also in the trans accessible once the pan is removed?
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Is the second filter also in the trans accessible once the pan is removed?
Yes, they are both right there when you drop the pan.
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thanks! I will be taking care of this next weekend. I wanted to do it this weekend but didn't get to it and still need to change oil and rotate tires today amongst all other things we are doing. I swear I could take the summer off and still not have enough time to get things checked off the list lol.
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PCV Valve (u asked in your PM) is a dealer only part. Unfortunately I have not found one anywhere else. I just pulled mine out and cleaned it and the TB with Carbuerator cleaner, and once she rattles again she is good as new .

I sent you some info on RTV Silicone, I would go with orange or red on a trans pan or engine oil pan. Basically anything that heats up, red/orange is the way to go. Valve Cover's, Pan's, everything.

The filters are super easy to get to. Be sure to let your RTV Silicone dry for 30 minutes before refilling and a full 12 hours before driving more than a mile or 2.
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thanks, I now remember our previous conversation about the pcv valve, I'm going to the dealer tomorrow I'll pick one up while I'm there as long as it's not too pricey. I've used some rtv stuff I swear it was called "gasket maker" and was grey, used it on my s10 rear diff cover. Worked great but I didn't buy it it was handed to me. I'll look for the stuff you mentioned.
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How much trans fluid will I need to buy for this service?
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I don't know right now but after I buy everything and do it next weekend I'll let you know.
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You will need 8 quarts for a drain/refill and filter change.
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So I have confusion/issues now with this trans service...

I went to autozone to buy the trans filters and such and here's what came up in the computer:

2010 Dodge Truck RAM 1500 SLT 2WD
8 cylinder 287/Q4704 P 4.7L Flex Fuel

Duralast
Part # TF164
This one was a single filter (the flat one) and a gasket


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2010 Dodge Truck RAM 1500 SLT 2WD
8 Cylinder 345/Q5654 T 5.7L SFI Hemi OHV

Duralast
Part # TF349
This one was both filters (flat one and oil filter looking one) and I think also a gasket
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