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
     
    Shift lever and tower assembly
     
    Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor
     
    Skidplate, if equipped
     
    Rear driveshaft
     
    Front driveshaft, if equipped
     
    Transfer case shift linkage, if equipped
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember. Support the transmission.
     
    Exhaust front pipe
     
    Clutch slave cylinder
     
    Starter motor
     
    Vehicle Speed (VSS) sensor connector
     
    Reverse light switch connector
     
    Transmission flange bolts
     
    Transmission
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Transmission. Tighten the flange bolts to 40-45 ft. lbs. (54-61 Nm).
     
    Reverse light switch connector
     
    Vehicle Speed (VSS) sensor connector
     
    Starter motor
     
    Clutch slave cylinder
     
    Exhaust front pipe
     
    Transmission mount and crossmember. Tighten the fasteners to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
     
    Transfer case shift linkage, if equipped
     
    Front driveshaft, if equipped
     
    Rear driveshaft
     
    Skidplate, if equipped
     
    CKP sensor
     
    Shift lever and tower assembly
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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