The approximate current mileage was 148,000 and failure mileage was 120,000. It made its way north from sunny, buggy Florida to the oft-frozen tundra that can be Detroit. However, consumer thought goodyear would pay 100 percent of the cost on the factory defect tire and consumer would pay for remaining three tires. However, when the transmission needs repaired or replaced in your durable pickup truck, how do you know which of the available transmissions you need to order? Being a diesel with what was considered the toughest transmission built, it should be good for at least twice this mileage if serviced properly which I have done. Dodge has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500.
The dealership stated that the fifth gear nut came loose. The current mileage was 182,240 and failure mileage was 182,140. There were numerous complaints about this problem. This has occurred in my vehicle and I understand that there is a technical bulletin out on this due to its a common problem. While driving 60 mph in fifth gear, the contact heard a popping sound and the vehicle began to coast. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. The vehicle felt as if it were in neutral so the consumer had to down shift to fourth gear.
This cost me about 65 dollars and another 530 dollars to pay for the labor involved. We know that breakdowns do exsist and will happen but this much and the same parts is a little ridiculous. It has been denied because of the time or mileage limitations have been exceeded. The contact expected the vehicle to be repaired for safety reasons. Dealer tells me that parts are not available to repair and they are not sure if Dodge is having a problem.
After placing the vehicle into park, it began rolling backwards. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. This problem appears to be a design flaw. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. The contact received a recall notice that stated that, in certain circumstances, the vehicle may move without warning.
We have been dealing with the problems ever since they have started and the truck has been in the shop more than it has been out. The manufacturer could not offer any further assistance. I took the truck to a mechanic and had them take the transmission apart to see if this is what happened. I am not sure of the exact dates of both occurrences, it is all filed away, but if you want, I can dig them up for you. Chrysler's number for this recall is R26.
Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 14V770. We specialize in diesel trucks and offer extended warranties on all our vehicles through a highly reputable warranty company. All five tires on the trailer were replaced. It nearly cost my family dearly. Trouble started about 1 month ago, at 92, 000 miles. Both transmission mechanics have repaired several vehicles with same problem.
All of the Dodge Ram transmissions have an identifying code on them, but it may not be easy to interpret. This is a safety issue. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Ram 2500, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Why is this not a recall issue. The mechanic at the repair shop stated that a nut on the fifth gear failed. The old nut was left in the scrap metal pile at the mechanic's shop. The contact had to downshift into fourth gear.
Only response is to move to right without power to avoid accident. The dealer replaced the clutch, but problem recurred. It has 119,000 miles on it. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and they discovered that the fifth gear nut detached and needed to be replaced. The vehicle is mostly driven on the highway. Nlm on one occasion, while pulling utility trailer, 2 tires delaminated.