I have a 97 Dodge Ram with a 318 engine. The truck sat for a while, and when I started driving it, the transmission began to slip within 6 weeks. It will still pull in reverse, but not in drive gears.

10

Asked by Feb 09, 2016 at 01:52 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is there a chance that a new filter and screen will help this problem?

4 Answers

5,855

Replacing the filter and screen wont fix the problem. Have you checked the fluid level after bringing the vehicle up to operating temperature? You may just be low on fluid, if not you have have a forward piston problem

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

fluid level was good. How hard is the "forward piston problem" to fix.

5,855

That requires a tears down of the transmission, but I may have jumped the gun. I've been thinking about this since I posted my answer. - any chance there are any codes present? have you scanned it at all?

10

have not scanned it. It is where it has been sitting for a while now. I had been told that it might do good to flush it and change fluid and filter. It is a nice truck. Strong engine, 2 wd. All electric windows and seats . Still has the R12 compressor, and it was working when I parked it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 10,869 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,460
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,260
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    5,670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,277 Great Deals out of 181,620 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 2500
157 Great Deals out of 4,929 listings starting at $2,999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
880 Great Deals out of 65,423 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
607 Great Deals out of 42,171 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Dakota
115 Great Deals out of 3,671 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Ram 3500
86 Great Deals out of 2,202 listings starting at $5,995
Used Ford Mustang
715 Great Deals out of 38,357 listings starting at $895

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,412 listings starting at $5,995
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 1,057 listings starting at $5,995
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 1,543 listings starting at $3,000
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 1,368 listings starting at $3,588
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,258 listings starting at $2,994

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.