727 transmisson problems

Asked by Jan 14, 2011 at 06:56 PM about the 1985 Dodge Ramcharger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 1985 ramcharger wit  a 727 tranny in it. all the forward gears work great but i lost reverse. the engine will idile down like its wanting to go into reverse but nothing. the fulid looks great in it also. any ideas berfore i pull it out and go though it????

2 Answers

795

As a rule of thumb anytime I have transmission problems I try a fluid and filter and adjust the bands before pulling it out. Its a cheap easy thing to do and it usually fixes it. I know some Chrysler transmissions like to break the reverse band, but if it is trying to go into gear I would say the band needs adjustment.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
40

your reverse piston is rolled, or the rubber seal around the piston is torn. Pull the pan, filter. You should be able to see the low reverse piston ( it has been a while ) you might need to remove the valve body also to see it. It isn't hard to change only an hour of work or so. Mine did the same thing, went in drive and all fwd. gears, but nothing when you put it in reverse. Hope this helps.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dodge Ramcharger Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    90
  • #2
    74ramchargerdude
    Reputation
    80
  • #3
    rammy
    Reputation
    70
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Blazer
5 Great Deals out of 1,079 listings starting at $950
Used Dodge Charger
427 Great Deals out of 28,008 listings starting at $2,490
Used Ford Bronco
207 listings
Used Dodge RAM 150
34 listings
Used Dodge RAM 250
22 listings
Used Ford F-150
2,542 Great Deals out of 193,098 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Mustang
616 Great Deals out of 36,130 listings starting at $1,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.