Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Fluid Pan

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See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

The torque converter doesn't have a drain plug. The transmission must be removed in order to drain the converter.

  1. Raise the front of the truck and support it on jackstands. Place a large drain pan under the transmission.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Unbolt and remove the exhaust system downpipe if it interferes with the pan removal

  1. If necessary, loosen or remove the exhaust downpipe for pan clearance.
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  3. Loosen the pan attaching bolts and tap the pan at one corner to break it loose.
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  5. Allow the fluid to drain into the drain pan.
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  7. After most of the fluid has drained, carefully remove the attaching bolts, lower the pan and drain the rest of the fluid.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Once all the fasteners are removed, carefully lower the pan



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Fig. Fig. 3: Once you have maneuvered the pan from the vehicle, drain the remaining fluid

  1. Remove the filter attaching screws and remove the filter.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Unbolt ...



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Fig. Fig. 5: ... then remove the filter from the transmission

To install:
  1. Install a new filter. Tighten the screws to 35 inch. lbs. (4 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 6: Carefully scrape and clean away all remaining gasket material from the fluid pan before reinstalling



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Fig. Fig. 7: Clean any metal filings attached to the magnet in the base of the pan

  1. Thoroughly clean the fluid pan with safe solvent and allow it to dry.
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  3. Using a new gasket, install the pan to the transmission. Tighten the attaching bolts to 150 inch lbs. (17 Nm).
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  5. If applicable, install the exhaust downpipe.
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  7. Pour four quarts of ATF+3® automatic transmission fluid in through the dipstick tube.
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  9. Start the engine and allow it to run for a few minutes. With the parking brake set, slowly move the gear selector to each position. Return it to the Neutral position.
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  11. Check the fluid level. Add more fluid as necessary to bring it up to ADD ONE PINT level.
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  13. Drive the truck to bring the transmission up to normal operating temperature. Check the level again. It should be between the ADD and FULL marks.
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FILTER SERVICE



Always change the filter when changing the transmission fluid. Refer to the"Fluid Pan''servicing for instructions.

 
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