1998 Dodge Durango

Tiny
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  • 1998 DODGE DURANGO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,400 MILES
I just finished changing out the transmission fluid, filter, gasket. Added 2 quarts of Castrol ATF 4 fluid. I start my truck and sounds ok. But when I go to drive it jumps and sounds muffled. Is this normal, safe, and what should I do? Im really nervous
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 1:21 AM

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Tiny
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Did you put the correct amount of fluid back in? How many quarts?
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 8:54 AM
Tiny
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I put 2 quarts in, thats what I was told to put in. Do you think I should add more? Is it safe for me to make it to a store?
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 9:08 AM
Tiny
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So you changed the fluid/ drained all the old fluid out right? And then put in two quarts?
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 9:13 AM
Tiny
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Please respond, this is very important!
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 9:19 AM
Tiny
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Yes. Did all that and added two quarts. I checked the dipstick when I did it, it was a lil over the min mark
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 9:27 AM
Tiny
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I put a new filter in as well before I lowered down the truck to put the oil in
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 9:28 AM
Tiny
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But how much fluid did you put back in.
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 9:33 AM
Tiny
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I don't know what else u want me to say. 1892mL of fluid, 2 quarts. Thats all I put in. Im nervous cause I have to use the truck today, im wondering what should I do and whats wrong
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 9:42 AM
Tiny
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Ok listen, if you removed all the fluid from the vehicle, changed the filter and gasket, and only put two quarts back in, do not drive it, that vehicle needs at least six more quarts of fluid, I will have to find out exactly how much, if you drive it anymore you will damage it, thats why its doing what its doing, jumping and stuff. It doesnt have enough fluid.
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 9:46 AM
Tiny
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Its 10 quarts in the transmission and two quarts in the transfer case, about how much fluid did you pull out of the the car? Was it alot?
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 9:49 AM
Tiny
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Not alot alot. Didn't even fill the pan, maybe half the pan. Thanks alot man, you've helped so much. Please be around just in case, lol. Don't want to mess up my Durango
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
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Ok, so I added more fluid. It's at where it should be, and I took it for a drive and the rpm jumps a little, smells like something is burning and see a little smoke coming from under the hood of the truck. My brother in law says that it feels like it could be slipping. Im all out of ideas. Do u have any thoughts or suggestions on this?
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 11:59 AM
Tiny
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The smoke is probably some spilled on the block or something, I just hope it wasnt ruined. Just make sure the fluid is right, and give it a couple of days, dont beat on it, theres al ot of intricate little gooves in the tranny and transaxle, let it work itself in there.
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 12:12 PM
Tiny
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Is their anything that I can do throughout the days? Should I turn it on and let the engine run or drive it around the block?
Or should I just leave it alone for a few days?
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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Yeah I would drive it, but take it easy, every once and a while go thru the gears, like at a red light, start at first, then go to second and to dirve. Let it get a work out but dont kill it, dive it normal for a couple of days and see how it goes
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 12:42 PM

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