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2002 Dodge Ram 2500: cummins..automatic transmission..000 miles..rev…

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I have a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 w/ Cummins turbo-diesel, and automatic transmission. I pull a boat that weighs about 2500 pounds max, including boat, motor, and trailer. The truck has 132, 000 miles on it, and I have had the truck services every 3000 miles since it was new.

On my latest trip to Florida (about 1200 miles round trip) this week, I noticed that the motor had to rev way up before the truck started to move - almost like the transmission was slipping. By the time I got home this afternoon, the motor was revving up to nearly 2500 rpm to get moving.

Is it likely that I already need a new transmission?

Thanks for any thoughts.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dodge
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Dodge Mechanic: Thomas, Dodge Mechanic replied 8 years ago
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Hello and welcome, it does sound like your transmission is ready for a overhaul. That is common on the Ram with a diesel. When the trans slips like that it gets friction material all in the trans. and it damages other parts also. When the trans has low line pressure it allows slippage.
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