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Trans Specs 03 2500 Ram

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by GMC99, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. GMC99

    GMC99 Senior Member
    from 60188
    Messages: 753

    Im going to start my Pre-winter maintenance soon, I usually take the truck in for the trans tune up, but I have decided to do it myself this year, Does anyone know what the Band specs are for a 03" 2500 cummins automatic?

    THANKS for any help
  2. KenG

    KenG Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 100

    If it is a 48RE trans:

    The front (kickdown) band adjusting screw is located on the left side of the transmission case above the manual valve and throttle valve levers.

    Raise vehicle.
    Loosen band adjusting screw locknut. Then back locknut off 3-5 turns. Be sure adjusting screw turns freely in case. Apply lubricant to screw threads if necessary.
    Tighten band adjusting screw to 8 N·m (72 in. lbs.) torque with a Torx socket.
    Back off front band adjusting screw 1-3/4 turns.
    Hold adjuster screw in position and tighten locknut to 41 N·m (30 ft. lbs.) torque.
    Lower vehicle.

    The transmission oil pan must be removed for access to the rear band adjusting screw

    Raise vehicle.
    Remove transmission oil pan and drain fluid.
    Loosen band adjusting screw locknut 5-6 turns. Be sure adjusting screw turns freely in lever.
    Tighten adjusting screw to 8 N·m (72 in. lbs.) torque.
    Back off adjusting screw 3 turns.
    Hold adjusting screw in place and tighten locknut to 34 N·m (25 ft. lbs.) torque.
    Position new gasket on oil pan and install pan on transmission. Tighten pan bolts to 17 N·m (13 ft. lbs.) torque.
    Lower vehicle and refill transmission with ATF +4 Automatic Transmission fluid.