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1986 dodge ram 150 tranny problem

1986 dodge ram 150 cargo van automatic transmission starts out strong but after about 15 min. of driving begins weaken , slipping in and out fo drive until it completely loses drive and reverse. let it sit for a while with the engine off , start it up and process repeats itself, also fluid doesnt seem to be circulating.

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Sorry this is not an easy fix the clutch packs in the transmission are slipping, usually caused by wear, but the hydraulic pump is probably getting week. As the oil warms up the oil gets thinner and the hydraulic pressure decreases. Times for a overhaul of the transmission, and if the torque converter can not be flushed a new torque converter is recommended. You may get lucky buy changing the fluid several times, but if the transmission is 22 years old it may not help.

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