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adjusting bands....

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by motoxdk24, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. motoxdk24

    motoxdk24 Member
    Messages: 57

    anyone ever do it themselves? how difficult is it?
     
  2. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Depends on what tranny you have. It's pretty easy. in general. only 2 bands to adjust in most- reverse and 2nd gear.
     
  3. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    It is not rocket science, but this depends on your mechanical abilities. I do all of my own work, so it is no big deal.
     
  4. motoxdk24

    motoxdk24 Member
    Messages: 57

    i didnt think its a big deal either, i was gonna do it this week. i jsut wanted some opinions about it.
     
  5. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Can you tell me what dose adjusting the bands acomplish? thanks
     
  6. motoxdk24

    motoxdk24 Member
    Messages: 57

  7. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I do Tranny service-Fluid nd fliter and gasket- on all three of my trucks at every oil change, just never heard of adjusting the bands.. Thanks-moto
     
  8. yooper.mi

    yooper.mi Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    Mopar I believe you have to drop the pan to adjust reverse band. Bands wear and have to be adjusted to bring back into specs.
     
  9. bikeluver43

    bikeluver43 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 84

    Is there a way to tell when this will need to be done? Does the truck shift hard, or too soft, slipage, etc? Thanks!!
     
  10. motoxdk24

    motoxdk24 Member
    Messages: 57

    Recommended Intervals for Band Adjust, Fluid Change, Filter Change:
    24,000 miles or 24 months, whichever comes first



    thats what that website said, but ive gone 112k without adjusting bands, and my trucks been through some hard pulling and plowing. Just thought id throw it out there as a reminder becasue im going to do it regardless of how my tranny feels.

    Its just like adjusting a streched chain on a dirt bike, chain aint broke, jsut needs some adjustment to make tight again.

    good analogy?? :eek: maybe not....
     
  11. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    no, no way of telling from feel. The bands are something you just need to check and adjust as needed on schedule. A bad batch of fuel will cause more noticible problems from feel than bands out of adjustment.