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- 2005 Dodge Ram 3500
You need to do more than just change the fluid - especially if it was done via the tube and not by dropping the pan. My 90 and 96 F150s (both 302 and AOD 4-speed automatic) were very cranky without a full transmissionservice - fluid, filter, band adjustment, pan gasket. If your truck didn't have an auxiliary transmission cooler, you may want to invest in one, as these trannies overheat.
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Just shows the power potential of modern diesels compared to not all that long ago.
The 5.9L Cummins in my 1996 Ram 3500 was rated at 180 hp and 420 lb-ft.
The 3.0L VM in the current Ram 1500 is rated at 240/420, half the displacement, 33% more hp, same torque than that '96 Cummins.
The 6.7L Cummins (same block, small bore/stroke increase) in the current Ram 3500 is rated at 385/850, 114% more hp, and 102% more torque than that '96.
Congrats on the new addition, Bob!
True, but sometimes a simple follow-up question can make it answerable. "What happens when you try?" is a good start. Most people ask questions like that because they have no idea how vehicles and engines work, and aren't aware that a multitude of issues could cause such a problem.
As a career IT/programming guy (my day job), I get similar questions from friends who want help with their computer. For cars and computers, troubleshooting and diagnosis is usually about a brief Q&A exchange... and a bit of patience.