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Air filter and tranny question

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by HereToLearn, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. HereToLearn

    HereToLearn Member
    Messages: 93

    I can't seem to get my air filter cover off to replace it. What am I over looking?

    My transmission is slipping and/or slowing shifting. It also hesitates when going from drive to reverse and vise versa.

    It's a 94 Ram 2500. Thanks

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  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    I cannot say on your filter without seing it but judging by picture you have truck raised a bit with oversized tires and if you have no aux cooler on it it may have reached the end of its service life and in need of a overhaul (ten years is not that bad really with over sized rubber)
     
  3. HereToLearn

    HereToLearn Member
    Messages: 93

    The truck doesn't have a lift at all, only a tow package and bigger tires. It's pushing about 147,000 miles. What exactly is an overhaul?
     
  4. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    To remove the air filter there is a clamp that holds the throttle body and air box together, poke around a little bit and you'll see a screw head.
     
  5. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Basically new cluthes and seals in tranny as bearings and planetaries are usually good unless you trash tranny out.
     
  6. HereToLearn

    HereToLearn Member
    Messages: 93

    thanks guys, I'll see what I come up with
     
  7. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    In my opinion, I wouldn't go for an overhaul or rebuilt Dodge tranny unless you KNOW of a reputable place in your area. Also if you check around there are places that will sell a brand new tranny for about the price of a rebuild. APS Precision is at least one place I know of, they will also upgrade your transmission to suit your needs and test it before they ship it.
     
  8. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    I am not to sure about that. There is nothing wrong with a good rebuild and sometimes they are better than new because any production flaw are discovered and fixed during a rebuild. You also have to watch some of these "mods" that are supposed to improve reliablity as some do and some do not.
     
  9. HereToLearn

    HereToLearn Member
    Messages: 93

    the truck has 147,000 miles +/- on it. i don't want to put a ton of money into it if i don't have to. i guess the best thing to do would be have the tranny looked at and assess the situation. i'd probably go with a rebuild if i can save some money.
     
  10. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    There is always the bone yard option. I have had good luck there with engines and trannies for friends vehcals
     
  11. bartlc

    bartlc Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Sharp Ram! What size are your tires? Just curious.
     
  12. HereToLearn

    HereToLearn Member
    Messages: 93

    285 All Terrains

    Ok, I got the air filter changed, there was a small screw in the back that needed to be loosened.

    One problem after another........now my truck won't start. I got under it and banged on the starter. It started once, then I made the mistake of turning it off. Won't start now. Had it towed to the shop. Just one more thing to fix and pay for on this POS