I have a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD truck with the 318 engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. I have 109K miles on it.
Within the past week, it has started making a strange noise. It sounds like I have installed large mud tires on it, which I have not. The noise is significantly louder while the transmission is in gear and the clutch is not depressed....as in when I am driving. It will become much quieter if I press the clutch ALL THE WAY IN, but will not completely go away.
My first thought was the throwout bearing, but I have talked to a few people that said if it was that, the sound would go away with only slight pressure on the clutch pedal. I have to press it all the way in and completely disengage it for the sound to be affected.
I am also thinking that it might be low on gear oil in the transmission or the differential, but haven't checked there yet. The tranny requires a huge allen wrench to check the fluid level and I don't have one that big. I'm going to have to buy one.
Any experience with this? Any suggestions what I should be checking or doing about it?
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Re: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Manual transmission
Check the fluid first and if ok could be a bad bearing in trans or if the noise changes when pressed in it could very well be throught bearing going bad if it is drive it until it starts squealing and then get it fixed might run for years like that
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bernardsblog.blogspot.com/.../dodge-transmission-output-speed-sensor.h... Sep 8, 2009 - The code was straight forward - PO720 - Output Speed Sensor Circuit.... words but if you've never seen the underside of a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup ...My 99 Dodge 2500 Ram won't accelerate..transmission is NOT ... RR - If the engine revs but the vehicle doesn't speed up then the trans is slipping.
What you want/need is a Factory Service Manual for the '87 Ramcharger, it covers each transmission in depth.
Which, if i remember correctly, there were 4 transmissions available in 1987. The Torqueflite 727 3-Speed Automatic (Found in 2WD and 4WD Ramchargers), the 904 Torqueflite 3-Speed Auto (2WD only), the New Process 435 4-Speed Manual Transmission (2WD & 4WD) and the Chrysler A833 4-Speed Manual (2WD only)
this fluid is likely to be diff oil its the axle oil seal needing replacment and you could do this job yourself take off the prop shaft and the drive flounge to reach the seal fit a new one but oil it and put the drive floung back on dont over do the nut,,,as for the u joints,,, grad hold of the joints with both hands and twist them together if the dont move or twist there ok,,,,a 4.7ltr engine is thursty but at 86k its just about run in with 1000s, of miles to go yet if its broping on mpg try giving it a realy good service and dont drive it so hard????
CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR
2001 Dodge Truck RAM 1500 1/2 ton 2WD 5.9L SFI 8cyl
The Camshaft Position Sensor is located:
Under hood, center, upper engine area, rear of intake manifold, mounted in distributor
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