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2000 Dodge Ram 4X4 with transmission or rear diff problem.
Ok here it goes. I just bought a 2000 Dodge Ram quad cab 4X4 sport with the offroad package (4.10 gears). Automatic trans and truck has 191K on it. Ran and drove just fine. I thought it would be a good idea to change fluids and filters on it so I opened up the rear end and replaced the fluid with no probems.
I dropped the trans pan and put a new filter in it...again no problems. I noticed a slight oil leak around the oil pan gasket so I dropped the pan and put a new gasket in. Everything all good at that point.
I then filled everything up and checked for leaks....no leaks. I did the check trans fluid in neutral and then went through the gears with my foot on the brake. Ive dont this a few times over the years without a problem.
I let it run for a bit and then went to take it for a test drive down the road. Well at the end of the driveway it died on me when I was going to take off. I started it back up and put it in drive....it kinda jerked then I took off. I drove down the road pretty slow. Id say like 30-40.
Truck just doesnt seem to have the power it did before. I dont know if its the trans or the rear end or both. Like I said it was fine before the new fluids and filter.
No check engine light on either. I stumped.
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I thought the synthetic had the friction modifier in it. Im not 100% on that but thought it did. I bought the walmart brand 75-90 synthetic gear lube. Ill check the plenum. Kinda odd that it would go out all of a sudden. work perfect one day and crap the next.