1999 Dodge Ram 1500 OD transmission question

Asked by Feb 05, 2016 at 06:52 AM about the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Truck has 250K miles. Runs like a champ. I was
pulling my trailer with 2 snowmobiles on a 200 mile
trip. During the last few miles I started hearing a
gringing noise when in OD. Mechanic told me that
the OD portion of the torque converter was going
bad but that as long as I towed my trailer without
OD that it wouldn't do any further damage to the
torque converter.  Said I'd be able to continue
driving and towing as long as I didn't use OD.  
Anyone's thoughts?

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The torque converter is separate from the overdrive in the transmission, so it is possible that you have two separate problems, the overdrive gear and the torque converter, and if that is the case I would either have yours rebuilt or replace the trans and torque converter as it is only going to get worse the longer you drive, at least now you have a viable core, if you wait too long you can destroy the case. Read your owners manual it clearly states that overdrive should NEVER be used for towing, and that holds true for every make and model of rig out there, and now you know why. So you either repair it or get another rig.

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