2001 dodge ram 1500 ext cab 5.2 liter v8

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  1. Pavester

    Pavester New Member

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    Is what I just got! Was gonna buy from a individual but went up to a ford dealership and someone just traded one in. And it was in my price range.:bowdown:

    New tires and rims, Thing is fucking clean, aftermarket stereo.


    Now what should I expect to do to it. I want to put straight pipes, to give it a roar.
     
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    First thing, change the transmission fluid and filter, seriously. If the fluid was ever changed or topped off, some asshat surely put Dexron/Mercon in it instead of ATF+3/4. After that do whatever you want :)
     
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    is that atf 3/4 better or something?
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    its the correct fluid for your truck
     
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    ahh ok
     
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    not better or worse. Just what that tranny was designed to use.
     
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    Good Luck. My tranny started to go at 50K and I took very good care of it. Put in some lucas fluid and traded the sucker in. :naughty:
     
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    I think by 2001 all Dodge transmissions were using ATF+4, but check your owners manual or dipstick to verify. http://www.allpar.com/fix/trans.html may have the answer, its what I used to replace the fluid in my wifes Chrysler van when the transmission started acting up after the shop topped it off with Dexron :hsugh:
     

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