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I'm guessing they put a valve bidy in it. Those have the computer built into it and need to be programmed. Yes they take about 7 qts and is more than enough for a fluid change. I say do the next fluid change at 50k miles.

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Well May I say it is time you dig into your owners manual, and understand the Information Center. I can see digital engine coolant, transmission fluid, and engine oil temperatures, along oil pressure is one screen below the digital speedometer. This menu is accessed simply by pressing the down arrow on the left spoke of the steering wheel.


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rhagfo wrote:

Well May I say it is time you dig into your owners manual, and understand the Information Center. I can see digital engine coolant, transmission fluid, and engine oil temperatures, along oil pressure is one screen below the digital speedometer. This menu is accessed simply by pressing the down arrow on the left spoke of the steering wheel.


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If it didn't actually overheat and it was just an electronic issue, then a pan drop and replacing half the fluid is fine.
If it did overheat, I'd want to see the fluid, at a minimum, which I'm guessing you didn't check. And regardless, I'd do a complete fluid replacement.


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rhagfo wrote:

Well May I say it is time you dig into your owners manual, and understand the Information Center. I can see digital engine coolant, transmission fluid, and engine oil temperatures, along oil pressure is one screen below the digital speedometer. This menu is accessed simply by pressing the down arrow on the left spoke of the steering wheel.


Of these things you list trans fluid temp is the one I don't currently have showing. I have my trailer break gauge showing instead but I will add it for sure. That said, the overheat did not happen until long after that limp mode kicked in so not sure what it would have done for me, but I guess it's nice to see if it is creeping up in temp.

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You are correct in that your temps were rising but you didn't know it. Had you had the page with the engine, trans and oil temps and oil psi on, you should've been able to watch the temps rise.
My trans temps run around 168-172 under all normal driving and towing conditions. Only when I get to a steeper grade and it's warm to hot out does the trans temp rise. If my trans temp hit 180+ and I was under normal conditions that would've been a sign that somethings not right.
Anyway nice to see your dealer is getting it fixed.

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My '13 Ram 1500 runs approximately 80 degrees above ambient.

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Thats a lot of variance. So at 40* your trans temp is 120 and at 90* your trans temp is 170?

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Also keep in mind the only thing a trans flush flushes is your wallet. Just have a proper fluid and filter change

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