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I had the same problem with my 96 Ram 1500. I thought I was going to have to pull it out and get it rebuilt or just replace it. That was at 134,000Km it's now got 210,000 and shifting like a dream. What I did to solve the problem was this, as follows:
1. No lucas transmission Fix makes things worse.
2. Get your self a new transmission filter and gasket
3. Grab Gunk transmission medic 12oz
4. Grab 7 Liters of Valvoline ATF+4 transmission fluid (Made for chrysler transmissions)
5. Drop the trans pan and drain all the oil, clean pan and magnet
6. start truck for 5 seconds and the pump will pour out another 1 liter
7. re-install filter, gasket and pan, then add your Valvoline ATF+4
8. Add, the valvoline, transmission medic and make sure you have the right level of fluid

That solved my transmission problems, instantly it was shifting better, I no longer had to let off the gas to make it shift. Now if you have large pieces of metal on the magnet, and it's totally covered in filings, you might want to consider rebuilding the trans. My magnet had usual clutch.         

Anyhow good luck, let me know if it did the trick for you.

1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Jan 11, 2019

yes to a point. Obviously as you know if your alternator is dead your battery will drain and the car will die. But also, if the battery has quit so bad and maintains a voltage of no more than 8-1/2 volts or so the car will still die because there isn't enough voltage to maintain the computer and it will shut down.

1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Nov 23, 2017

  1. Remove sun visors and visor hooks
  2. Remove overhead assist handle.
  3. Remove coat hook.
  4. Remove overhead console, if equipped..
  5. Remove A-pillar moldings.
  6. Remove quarter trim panels.
  7. Remove dome lamp.
  8. Separate headliner from roof panel.
  9. Extract headliner through door opening

1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Aug 06, 2017

It will male it run rough !

1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Nov 05, 2016

You have to pull it any way. Fix the one you have. It is way easier to find new plugs for them, than the entire harness. I just did an 02 jeep. Found a couple jeeps at the junk yard. (dealer obsolete) The harnesses were cut to pieces. The plugs I needed, I found at the parts store. Had to repair wires also.

1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Aug 23, 2016

Have you changed the timing belt? or timing belt guides? How many miles? This does not necessarily have to do with fuel.... Could have to do with air intake or timing as well....

1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Feb 05, 2016

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1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Nov 28, 2015

My sister went in reverse straight back 30 feet it seemed to work for her

1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Sep 17, 2015

These lines just run straight through the radiator to provide cooling. You can bypass the radiator by adding a transmission fluid cooler, during the cold weather in a pinch, a replacement transmission hose with 2 clamps can be connected between the 2 transmission lines to correct leakage, but in warm weather, the fluid suffers if it doesn't get the benefit of a cooler.

Aftermarket coolers are relatively inexpensive, especially compared to the long term benefit of keeping the fluid degrees cooler, prolonging the life of the trans.

good luck

1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Sep 07, 2015

Hello georgebowler,

The alternator output is controlled by the engine control module.

Use a volt/ohm meter to verify the output if 18 volts check the battery for a shorted cell before condemning the ECM.


1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Jun 07, 2015

you have a warped brake roter this will cause this.

1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Mar 02, 2015

in the power module under the hood by the battery pop off the cover and there is a diagram on the under side of the cover

1996 Dodge Ram • Answered on Mar 02, 2015

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