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Trans Temps

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by NBI Lawn, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Just wondering what trany temps you guys are running? I have a 06' CTD and am seeing mid 190's. Seems a bit high to me.
  2. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I have a Hemi and I average 150. The highest reading I have ever seen is 176 and that was pushing some really wet heavy snow. My truck does have a trans cooler.
  3. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    96 CTD- with stock coolers- I have no idea.;)

    Stock it has a trans temp warning light that comes on at like 190 and it has never come on.
    Planning on a temp gauge this off season.
  4. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    190* is not high on your 06 ctd about 180* is avg and i wouldnt worry until it got over 200-210* id say if you see 230* stop and let it cool. remember to put it in N not P and set the parking break, this circulates the fluid.
  5. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I see around 145 on my 05 F150. Every now and again it will bounce to 160+

    Truch has the tow package and an evolution programmer set on towing mode. Really helps to drop the trans. temperature.
  6. UglyTruck

    UglyTruck Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    Is that the same on the older trucks (2nd gen) My understanding was that the tranny only had full fluid circulation in a forward gear. not in P, R, or N. at least not without an aftermarket valvebody???
  7. 2003ctd

    2003ctd Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2008
  8. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    190 is pretty warm but still nothing to scream about. My truck pulling a 32' gooseneck loaded runs at 180...unloaded it's about 155-160.

    When plowing it's anywhere between 160-180. Your critical temp is 210+ but I would shut her down at anything over 200 just to be safe.

    Keep your tranny serviced and she'll be just fine. I plan to have mine rebuilt after this plowing season just because of the abuse it's taken over the years. I'm on the road so much that I can't afford to have it break on me when I'm in the middle of nowhere.
  9. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    not sure about the 2nd gens bet in the 3rd gens you have to put it in N if you want to circulate fluid when stoped. i can hit 180 just driving around town easy.
  10. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    one of the main things is keep it cool. get a deep pan and add about 4 extra qts of fluid.
  11. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Nope- Fluid circulation in all gears BUT Park in 2nd gens.

    Think about that for a second- in order for the trans to function you need fluid circulation, the only time you don't need it is when you're not intending on moving- hence none in park to save pump wear.

    Messages: 56

    Just installed a lil tranny cooler in my truck. It was only like $30 and took prolly an hour to install, prety easy. I did this cause in that last blizzard my stock trans temp light keep coming on.
  13. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    my chevy is running a consistant 180 plowing... 160 at the most driving around... I've seen 190 once or twice, nothing crazy tho... your all good