Question about 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab Laramie
Ever heard of a transmission overheating enough to cause a fire in the passenger quarter panel area of the engine? 2007 3500 6.7L automatic trans. 4X4. Thanks
It is very unlikely that the transmission would over heat enough to cause a fire anywhere in the passenger compartment. If in fact there was a fire in the passenger quarter panel area there are two things that would be the cause. Either wiring behind the kick panel became shorted and caused the fire or the exhaust became extremely overheated and caused the fire.
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
While it is not impossible for the transmission to cause a fire if the fluid sprayed out in a fine mist on to something extremely hot. I highly doubt it would happen in that area.
To the guy who said he saw an episode on Cops where the Transmission exploded please do a little research and you might find out that the fuluid would have to reach a high temperature (Over 400 deg F) to do that. Before that would happen the transmission would have froze up. Now it is possible for for parts in the inside to fracture and come out the casing. But to get so hot to explode in normal operation no!
Posted on Jan 12, 2012
Yes, from an episode of cops, this is possible. The van on the episode was a 1995 Dodge Caravan where the woman complained she saw smoke in her rear view. It was minutes after she stopped that the entire van exploded. She said this was the third time in three months she had a problem with the transmission.
The episode was aired 1/09/1999
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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