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8/15/2003
23:04:14

Subject: 2001 5.9 TRANNY SERVICE
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hello
i am about too undertake the job of servicing my tranny ..instaed of taking it too dealer.
i would like to ask for any tips tricks pointers etc..etc.
i know i need atf+4 ..but how many quarts????
which filter and gasket should i buy ..dealer????
what torque for the pan bolts on re-assembly????
this is my first time...so help me out please!!!!!!
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8/16/2003
07:47:12

RE: 2001 5.9 TRANNY SERVICE
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Tip no. 1 get the field service manual, you will recover the cost of the book with the first job.
I used the following URL to order mine online about $90.
techauthority.gltghosting.com



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8/16/2003
08:42:36

RE: 2001 5.9 TRANNY SERVICE
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IS there someone who could just tell me how many quarts i am gonna need??????it has been done by the dealer once already.i guess i will just get the mopar filter and gasket.
someone????
thanks,
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8/17/2003
00:39:38

RE: 2001 5.9 TRANNY SERVICE
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WOW I HAD KNOW CLUE THIS WOULD BE SO HARD TOO GET an answer too?????????
thanks for the help everyone.
peace
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8/18/2003
21:10:08

RE: 2001 5.9 TRANNY SERVICE
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Which tranny do you have? Any idea?
This would help in getting the answer you need.



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8/20/2003
00:13:36

RE: 2001 5.9 TRANNY SERVICE
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Start with 5 qts then re-check, might take six.
Warm up trans by driving and fill to HOT lines.
Check fluid in neutral (set park brake!)

If you have receipt from first change, Qts. and part #'s will be on it. If not, dealer will get you the right gasket and filter #'s by looking up parts by your VIN.

Your old gasket may be cork. Be sure to get it all off your trans. case with a gasket scraper. Use a wire wheel on the pan to remove gasket.

New gasket will be plastic with a silicone ridge, it is re-useable.

The bolts that hold the filter on are Torx 20

There will be some fuzzy material on your magnet(inside pan) do not be alarmed. Wipe it off and place magnet back in original place.

The trans. housing is aluminum, so don't go crazy on torque. Just try to remember how hard they were to loosen and repeat upon reinstallation. You can always re-tighten if it leaks.




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8/20/2003
23:56:18

RE: 2001 5.9 TRANNY SERVICE
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Best advice I can give is take it to place that will do flush. If you don't you leave all the fluid in you torque convertor and it remixes with the fresh fluid you put in and kind of defeats the whole purpose of changing fluid. Even flush won't get 100% but will get 98% and vastly improve operation.

I took mine to local Citgo fast lube place. Cost about $140.00. Depends on type of fluid yours requires. I think one type is only available from Dodge and is pretty expensive. This may cost more than doing it yourself but it is really the only way to truly CHANGE ALL your fluid.



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8/22/2003
02:13:49

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the trans flush is a waste of money if your not changing the paper filter inside the pan




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8/22/2003
13:02:49

RE: 2001 5.9 TRANNY SERVICE
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Trans flush is good - just not every time.
You can alternate flush- regular service.
If your fluid is nasty, defiantly change filter.

Always use ATF+4 from Mopar and stay away from additives-- most of them cause the seals to swell.
Some flush systems include additives before or after flush, ask before having work done.



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