Sorry I can't help you too much right now. I rate this job a 3 on a 1-10 scale. The symptoms were no or intermittent overdrive and intermittent torque converter lock-up. Also, while you have your tools and with the engine still turned off, you should remove any guards or covers from the battery. I bought it with a blown trans. A reading below 12 volts may indicate your Dodge's battery is the culprit.
I used to work for the local gas company that ran a lot of dodge 1 ton trucks, all with the 5. Thus, with a bad alternator, you face the risk of being stranded anywhere at any time. This will allow air into the system. Grease is easy and cheap, don't be penny wise and pound foolish. At this point you have 2 choices. I put ground to the alternator field wire and it charges 13.
My first test drive showed that I was not able to get full throttle range and they reset it. Fluid is cheap compared to rebuilding a tranny. Will get back to you when I have something. So lets talk band adjustment. But under load it keeps doing it through around 60. On acceleration you could feel the driveline vibrate a little.
Disengage the spring from the lever so your wrench will have some working room. A variance of a few tenths of a volt is okay. I put ground to the alternator field wire and it charges 13. It puts out alot of black smoke when you lug down or rev it up. Right now I am about as confused as you are.
It supplies part numbers for a new transmission cooler line with a built-in check valve. Be sure to connect the positive clip on the 12-volt voltmeter to the positive post and the negative clip to your battery's negative post. Com is displayed with the owners permission Mopar, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Jeep, Eagle, and the Pentastar emblem are registered trademarks of the Chrysler Corporation. We start by removing the cotter pin and securing bolt on the junction of the pitman arm and center link. Be cure to test for alternator output on the alternator itself. When you finally put it in drive, it takes a while longer to get all that fluid pumped back up to where it belongs.
Keeping the entire steering linkage well greased is the main key. Replacement is the only option. After a quick check to verify that all the actual wires were plugged in to their respective connectors, I proceeded to clean the battery terminals and cables. Assembly is the reverse of what we just did. Spray the electrical cleaner in the top hole.
Works fine when controlled with scanner. I have the Bosch technical repair bulletin which describes all the symptoms, testing and repair of the overflow valve. Next we will set our pitman arm puller on the arm and steering box shaft. So follow along as we tackle this relatively simple job. I would pull the unit from the dash and make sure that the red and yellow positive lines to your sterio has good connection, and check the ground connections as well. This time a reading between 14.
The unit will blackout completely no display, sound or any function for long periods of time, like months. Automatics get a bad rap, but most people I query on their change intervals brings up one glaring fact. No extended warranty coverage is offered for 97 models. Im a Cumming man by heart had a few but run Powerstrokes at this time!! It also has a battery temperature sensor that controls the field to the alternator. I recommend a fluid change at 10k if you tow heavy. They have a tendency to flop around after the arm is removed. For about a year it worked fine.