06 Ram 1500 - 545RFE Trans. fluid capacity
First i have to say, i love the site, been coming here for repair info and aftermarket part info for years (probably 2003ish). Had a 95 ram and recently upgraded..... which now leads me to the need for my first post.........
Just did the fluids on a new to me:
2006 dodge ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4 with the 545RFE transmission and the tow package.
I changed out the transmission filters and drained the fluid (no i didn't flush). But here is the problem, i spilled at least a litre ... at least a litre probably more. so i know for sure i pulled out 8 liters. So i put back in 8 litres.
When cold the fluid is close the the Top lower hole, After i wipe the dip stick and put back in (all the way) and pull it out it's hard to get a good reading, my gut tells my i should add more. So i took her for a 130km trip the fluid was warm (not hot) and then the fluid would read above the second hole.
Previously the fluid was in between the upper two holes when hot, now i can't seem to get it hot enough and it is not showing between the upper two holes.
How can i determine if i have enough fluid in. Or how could i heat up the tranny with out abusing it.
1) vehicle always checked level, running and i go through all the gears stopping from 2-5 seconds, leaving it in Neutral to check fluid level.
2) for those that can't remember 1 Litre is approximately 1 US Quart (1 US Quart = 0.946 L)
3) the Haynes manual says 6.0 quarts, which is BS because i pulled out more. and i have read capacities here from 6L to 16.5L. So i think i need a little direction.
4) Transmission does not display any problems that i could relate to low fluid, i goes great in all gears, shifts seem as good as they were.