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View Poll Results: Have you experienced the torque converter problem?
Yes, I had this problem and had or plan to have it fixed. 186 32.24%
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:58 PM
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.... If the transengineer reads this can you tell me what my 2011 sport with a Borg Warner transfer case takes for fluid. Thanks
Check your owner's manual. The fluid specs are in there. I think the transfer cases have a round metal ID tag (generally on the rear surface somewhere) that is stamped with the model number.... not sure that is still true, but worth a try.
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I figured out my truck has a BW44-44 transfer case and my manuals do not list this transfer case so I am still not sure if it is ATF+4 or some other special fluid.
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It doesn't say in the manual?
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Not in the ones I have.
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Just an update, after the TC replacement I ran a couple hour drive to camp over the weekend. Yesterday I had 1400 pounds of coal in the bed twice, I used tow/haul and without tow/haul. The new TC is quiet as a mouse. I can quit listening now. No problems at all with it as of now. I am enjoying driving my new ram again without that annoying TC noise. Even cleaned it all up today and got rid of 3 weeks of hunting crud on it.
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hmmm...........I guess i should turn down my radio or take my foot off the gas!
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You guys seem to be getting pretty good answers. Im going to try and see if you can help me with this one. I just bought a 2012 Ram 1500 Regular Cab with the V8 Hemi. Only had the truck for 6 weeks so far. After about 2 weeks I started noticing a noise. Kind of a warbling or flubbing sound. It only occurs between 30-35 and 40-45mph while maintaing speed. To me, it sounds like the truck is in too high of a gear. There is some pedal vibration when the noise occurs. I took it into the dealership and (despite all the comments that the 2012 do not have this problem) they replaced the torque converter. Within one day after the repair the noise was back. I really just want to get this fixed so I can enjoy this truck. Any help would be appreciated
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BrenHD: That does sound like the TC issue still. I just had mine replaced yesterday and I have a very noticeable improvement.

I agree completely with your assessment of the problem. I was never bothered much by the noise. The real issue to me was the drive-ability. When the TC goes into lock-up mode at low speed/low throttle it really resisted disengaging. That is exactly what you describe by saying too high of a gear. That's literally what it is doing. I would have to use excess throttle to disengage the lock-up. Basically felt like I was forcing the truck to "downshift" when all I wanted was to go from 42 to 42 mph, or even just maintain speed on many occasions.

It now operates butter smooth. Seamless. Like the engineers intended.

So my key words for this problem are hesitating and stumbling. Not so much about the growling noise.
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Thought I heard the grinding noise this weekend while cruising with the wife in the truck. Maybe because I drive slower with her in there. Anyway, I am holding off until I get resonators put back on the exhaust. Once I get the drone toned down a little, I will have a better opportunity to listen for it. It's time for my 7500-mile service anyway. Would be nice to identify if I have this issue before I take it in.
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wow what a big thread. I have a 2009 Ram Laramie Crew had it replaced at 41,262 they also did pump and now I am at almost 45,000 and I am having vibration through the pedal like no other and I hate it unless cruise is set I hate driving it now.

I am going back in to see what is up. I am thinking replacement number 2. When I had last one done I did filters out of my own pocket and paid $250 for deductible. This time I will pay zero or I will go to another dealer. Tough position I am in is because I am second owner of a 2009 factory warranty (lifetime) is gone and second owner gets 3/36000 that is gone but I bought extended warranty through United Car Care at Dealer.

So like last time have to run through them. I love my truck but since they did repair it is just not the same. Before repair it was only rough and large shutter occurred at about 38 MPH up a hill but it was smooth and now vibration is always there so bad.

Do you guys think I can plead a case for this being covered by Dodge and not me and aftermarket warranty again since it is clearly a known issue.

Also after reading every single post I must say this sucks and to me the noise is one thing but the feeling is what really gets me.
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