What has to be done to a transmission if it was filled with water?

Asked by Apr 11, 2017 at 09:52 AM about the 1987 Dodge Ramcharger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Water in my 87ram charger. It started slipping and was parked. will it work
again?

4 Answers

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Drain the water ASAP and put new fluid in to see if it works again. How did you get water in the transmission?

A mudhole about 2 years ago. The person I got it from had water above the tranny and parked it right as soon as it started slipping then left it sitting for a couple years.

274,885

A couple years with water in? Time for a rebuild, the clutch packs are shot.

60,695

Yup the transmission will be junk and need a full rebuild. Water in a transmission longer than a few minutes is trouble.

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