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    96 ram Transmission adjustment

    Hey all

    I just bought a 96 Dodge Ram 1500 2wd with the auto trans

    I was flipping throught the owners manual and found that it the trans is supposed to be adjusted every so often I cant remember how often but Im over what its supposed to be

    Even tho it still shifts nicely and I havent noticed any slipping between gears but Id like to keep ontop of these things
    Im planning on changing the fluid and filter so I figure that would be a good time to make these adjustments

    Im wondering how its done any one ever done this or is it somthing that I should be taking it to a transmission shop to have done

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    http://www.dodgeram.org/tech/transmi...T_band_adj.htm


    Ok so I found this and it seems simple enough but what happens if I tighten the band to the proper spec but I dont back it off as far

    Will I get a firmer shift or will I just screw myself and pooch my tranny earlyer than it normaly would

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    Holey cats... adjusting the bands in a Transmission. That's some old-school maintenance right there.

    If you follow the spec manual, you should be fine. The idea is to take up some of the slack formed from the wear of the bands. You shouldn't feel any difference, but it reduces the possibility of them slipping, and THAT causes damage. You must not go too tight either... or they'll drag and cause damage.
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    Yup but old school or not it seems like a good idea especially if the owners manual recomends doing it

    Im just trying to get 400000 outta this truck before I put in a new moter and tranny

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    Indeed! Well take your time, and use a good torque wrench.

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