06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

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06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby Don Wilson » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:34 am

The torque converter on my 06 Dodge went out December 20. When it went out it took out the transmission with it. I took it to the dealer and they wanted $5,500 to rebuild it so I took it to the Transmission shop I use and they rebuilt it with a heavy duty torque converter for $3,900. It took a little longer to get it rebuilt because of the holiday.
They told me I had beat the odds as that transmission has a history of going out at about 82,000 miles and it has 182,000 on it when it went out.

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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby dennis1949 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:41 am

Mine went out at the Branson Mo. rally. Instead of fixing it I just bought a new truck in Branson.

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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby Don Wilson » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:21 pm

dennis1949 wrote:Mine went out at the Branson Mo. rally. Instead of fixing it I just bought a new truck in Branson.

ROLL TIDE :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


That is what Martha told me I should be doing?

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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby BMullins46 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:36 pm

The transmission on my Megacab went out at 88k.
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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby Olbird » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:27 pm

Don,

The cost of these new trucks are like buying a new house when we were younger, keep it running until you can’t use it anymore
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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby nra4life » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:55 pm

One of my buddies didn't want me to take off for Alaska with 225,000 miles on my transmission. He R&Red it for me and had one of his friends go through it and upgrade all the internals. It worked fine, at that time, but when it was inspected, the 2-3 clutch was on its last legs. I'm now at 254,000 and it is working great. The whole job with better parts and a better converter and all five solenoids, cost me $1200 including fluid and all the extras that show up. My buddy didn't charge me any labor and the transmission rebuild labor was $250. The rest was for parts. I owe my buddy a great debt! We will see how long the transmission lasts. I plan to run the old truck until it collapses out from under me. Roy
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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby Don Wilson » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:21 am

Roy I am hoping to get another 180,000 miles with this rebuilt transmission so at approximately 20,000 mpy (miles per year) that should get me to about 2026. I just hope I hold up that long. :d

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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby dfredendall » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:47 pm

We got our new transmission today. It came in a cool wrapper! :d

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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby Don Wilson » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:30 am

Very Nice transmission and the wrapper looks fantastic! Congratulations!

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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby Triple J » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:21 am

nice looking pickup ,Dana
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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby nra4life » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:04 am

Great truck, Dana! You got all the good stuff! Who picked the gorgeous color??!! Roy
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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby dfredendall » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:56 am

We both chose the White Gold color Roy. We selected it after ordering the new trailer, so we had a scheme in mind. Cindy is the "designer" in our family, and has a better eye for colors. She had not actually seen it on a vehicle until after I placed the order, but she likes our choice.
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Re: 06 Dodge 3500 Transmission

Postby Big Bird » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:37 pm

That will turn a few heads. The best is not bad.
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