How do I check the transmission fluid on a 5 speed 1983 dodge rampage

Asked by Jan 26, 2013 at 06:13 PM about the 1983 Dodge Rampage

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers


running and in neutral

1 people found this helpful.

neutral or park. They are the same.


Nothing to do with what gear It's in or if it is running or not. There's a plug on the side of the case. Remove it and stick your finger in,the level should Be right. ALSO some manual trans at Chrysler have a dip stick inthe lower side of the case,makes it easy after you find it. But don't run the engine .

1 people found this helpful.

If this transmission is like the 4 speed (Manual trans) it uses Automatic transmission fluid . Jack up truck, remove front left wheel , You will see a filler plug on left side of trans., towards the top of trans , but on the side, remove plug, stick your finger in the hole, if you can feel the fluid or it runs out, you are ok . Remember it uses auto trans fluid ( I use Dextron,,others may work , I am not sure .I have use Dextron for years with no problem. Truck should be close to level to do it correctly . I have an 1984 and I have had it since it was 1 year old .

2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Rampage in your area?

CarGurus has 2 nationwide Rampage listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Dodge Rampage Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #2
    Boyd Boehlke
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Challenger
100 Great Deals out of 25,144 listings starting at $7,995
Used Dodge Ramcharger
13 listings
Used Dodge Charger
250 Great Deals out of 32,949 listings starting at $2,000
Used Dodge RAM 150
22 listings
Used Dodge Ram
6 listings
Used Chevrolet Camaro
241 Great Deals out of 28,842 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

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.