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What happens if you flush the transmission on a car?

What happens if you flush the transmission on a car?

The fluid and transmission possibly has hard part damage, but the transmission just has not figured out it should die yet. If you flush a transmission in this condition it could fail right away. Real strange, but that is what seems to happen. If your transmission is in this condition just drive it while you save for a replacement transmission.

How much fluid does a transmission pan drop change?

The debate about transmission fluid change revolves around a basic problem. Typically, a transmission pan drop & fluid change only changes about half the fluid.

What causes a transmission to have poor shift quality?

Dirty fluid can cause all kinds of shifting issues because it clogs up small passageways going to the shift solenoids. If the fluid level is low, there’s not enough fluid to fill all these passages, and the transmission lacks pressure internally. This will lead to poor shift quality or no shift at all.

Can a standard transmission lose all its fluid?

A standard (“manual”) transmission uses fluid too, but leaks aren’t a common issue; a standard transmission could lose all its fluid and never slip at all, though eventually, it would lock up while driving down the road.

What causes a transmission flush on a Dodge Ram?

Check the service interval in your owners manual. It likely should have been done by now. What causes the problems you heard of is when folks get talked into a “transmission flush” using a flushing machine. Those things break loose any crud that’s accumulated and quite often end up plugging a port in the valve body. Check for low fluid level.

What are the problems with the Dodge Ram transmission?

*The Overdrive Solenoid either shorted, open, or weak. On older 46REs the solenoid plungers became partially magnetized over time causing inoperation. *The Overdrive Solenoid feed orfice is clogged in the valve body. A very common problem on vehicles that DID NOT receive a reqular transmission filter and fluid maintence.

When to flush transmission and when to not flush transmission?

Transmission Flush, When and when not to flush transmission How a Transmission Flush Works A transmission flush procedure is generally performed using equipment that either runs off the transmission pump or has its own pump built into the machine.

Why is my Dodge Ram not shifting to 4th gear?

This is very common on older RAMs. *Incorrect outputs from the Distance or Coolant Sensors. A punky Distance Sensor can caused a weird collection of symptoms, including no 3-4 shift. Also, remember that the 46RE will not shift in to fourth gear until the transmission fluid reaches a certain temperature.

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Ruth Doyle