Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 2WD and 4WD, 2001-2005

Transmission Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear driveshaft
     
    Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor
     
    Exhaust front pipe
     
    Transmission braces, if equipped
     
    Starter motor
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Torque converter access cover
     
    Torque converter
     
    Transmission oil dipstick tube
     
    Vehicle Speed (VSS) sensor connector
     
    Park/Neutral switch connector
     
    Shift cable
     
    Throttle valve cable
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember. Support the transmission.
     
    Front driveshaft and transfer case, if equipped
     
    Transmission flange bolts
     
    Transmission
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission. Tighten the flange bolts to 65 ft. lbs. (87 Nm).
     
    Front driveshaft and transfer case, if equipped
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember
     
    Throttle valve cable
     
    Shift cable
     
    Park/Neutral switch connector
     
    VSS sensor connector
     
    Transmission oil dipstick tube
     
    Torque converter. Tighten the bolts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm) for 10.75 inch converters and to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) for 12.2 inch converters.
     
    Torque converter access cover
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Starter motor
     
    Transmission braces, if equipped. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
     
    Exhaust front pipe
     
    CKP sensor
     
    Rear driveshaft
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear driveshaft
     
    Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor
     
    Exhaust front pipe
     
    Transmission braces, if equipped
     
    Starter motor
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Torque converter access cover
     
    Torque converter
     
    Transmission oil dipstick tube
     
    Vehicle Speed (VSS) sensor connector
     
    Park/Neutral switch connector
     
    Shift cable
     
    Throttle valve cable
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember. Support the transmission.
     
    Front driveshaft and transfer case, if equipped
     
    Transmission flange bolts
     
    Transmission
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission. Tighten the flange bolts to 65 ft. lbs. (87 Nm).
     
    Front driveshaft and transfer case, if equipped
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember
     
    Throttle valve cable
     
    Shift cable
     
    Park/Neutral switch connector
     
    VSS sensor connector
     
    Transmission oil dipstick tube
     
    Torque converter. Tighten the bolts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm) for 10.75 inch converters and to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) for 12.2 inch converters.
     
    Torque converter access cover
     
    Transmission oil cooler lines
     
    Starter motor
     
    Transmission braces, if equipped. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
     
    Exhaust front pipe
     
    CKP sensor
     
    Rear driveshaft
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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