Dodge Ram 3500 Parts And Dodge Ram 3500 Accessories
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Transmission Problems in Your Dodge Ram 3500: What to Look For
The engine of your Dodge Ram 3500 may have all the power that it needs to run, but that power won\'t go anywhere without the transmission system. The tranny is the component that delivers the engine power to the axle and, finally, the wheels of your truck. The more power your vehicle produces, the more power the transmission has to handle. After years of handling this hard work, the transmission can succumb to the pressure and finally give in. So how do you know when it\'s time to have the transmission checked and rebuilt or when it is time to have the various transmission parts replaced?
You\'ll hear unusual noise from the transmission.
A clunking noise, a buzzing sound.your usual quiet ride will typically be interrupted by unusual sounds that you may be hearing for the first time since you\'ve had your car. The kind of sound that you\'ll hear will depend on the specific problem you have in your ride. The sound may occur while you\'re shifting from one gear to another or only when the tranny is in a specific gear (such as a sound that you\'d hear only when the transmission is in neutral, but not in any other gear).
Transmission noise is often the first sign of problem in the tranny, and this is the best time to have the transmission checked while the problem is not yet evident other than the weird noise. After this, an unattended problem will often get worse and start showing other symptoms of damage.it might be too late by the time you have the tranny checked or brought to a professional.
You\'ll experience difficulty when shifting.
The kind of difficulty that you\'ll experience will also depend on the specific kind of transmission problem that you have in your truck. For instance, if the engine sounds like it\'s revving but you cannot feel any indication of acceleration in your vehicle after you have shifted gears, then this is most likely a problem with the clutch that is already calling for a replacement. Some other shifting problems you may encounter would be a delay in the reaction of the transmission when you shift (i.e. it would shift, but late) or the total refusal of the tranny to \'obey your command\' when you shift.
When you notice any of these, you can check to see that the transmission fluid is still sufficient and at a correct level. If it is and the problem still persists, then check the transmission for damage.
You\'ll encounter gears slipping when you drive.
This is a serious problem that needs immediate attention. If the gear continuously goes back to neutral or to another gear even without you or the computer doing anything, you need to be alarmed and attend to the problem right away. The last thing you want is for your car to stop responding when you suddenly need it on a crucial situation on the road. Prevent the possibility of an accident by having your transmission fixed right away.