Procedure to adjust transmission bands on 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 - 5.2 engine
Country: United StatesMake: DodgeModel: Ram 1500 4x4Year: 1999Engine: 5.2
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The front (kickdown) band adjusting screw is located on the left side of the transmission case above the manual valve and throttle valve levers.
CAUTION: If Adapter C-3705 is needed to reach the adjusting screw , tighten the screw to only 5 N·m (47-50 in. lbs.) torque.
The transmission oil pan must be removed for access to the rear band adjusting screw.
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Don't have reverse now! I adjusted to specs, replaced pan, filled with fluid - have forward but no reverse. Please advise.
You need to re-check the rear band...
Adjusting the rear band did not work. I dropped the pan 3 times and adjusted the band but it did no good, still no reverse. I could feel it go into gear but it would not move. Then I decided to back off the front band and sure enough it now shifts fine. I don't believe I should have to pay for your advice as it was incorrect.
Thanks anyway, Ron
I'm sorry that something went wrong when you adjusted the bands, but I assure you that this is in fact the correct prodcedure and it's the same one I follow at the Dodge dealership...Something that happens sometimes is that when tightening the lock nut the center adjuster gets turned also thus tightening the band..
When you tightened the front band to 72In/Lbs did you :
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I did as you instructed but it did not work until I backed off the front band.
I don't believe it moved when I tightened it, but I guess it is possible. I have had stranger things happen.
Thanks for your help.
Hi Ron,Thanks for the reply.. And to adjust the front band you do not need to remove the pan.. I see that you backed the adjuster out and not you have reverse.. I'm just worried that it is not adjusted correctly and could cause other issues down the road.. Can you loosen the front lock for the adjuster and then tighten the torx for the band to 72 In/Lbs, then turn the adjuster out 2-7/8 turns, then while holding the adjuster tighten the lock nut.. I will feel better if you can double check this...Thanks!!!Brad