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Maybe someone can help me understand this one. I took my 06 to the dealer for a transmission service. I specifically asked them to tighten the bands. Upon picking up the truck they said the bands, did not require adjustment. Since this adjustment is a torque adjustment followed by backing out the nut x turns. I am not sure what process they would use to come to the conclusion that the bands were properly adjusted. Please help me understand this one. Also can anyone explain the symptoms of improperly adjusted bands. Thank you in advance.
i just took my truck to local reputable shop the other week. i told him i just replaced my trans fluid and filter, and i have a little bit of shutter shift between one and two. he took me and my truck for a long ride around the block putting my truck through its paces. when we got back to the shop he said "i would love to take your money but you dont need a band adjustment. i asked why, and he told me there were multiple reasons why. first he said that the tranny shifts really nice and doesnt slip, so the band is not loose. second of all, the fluids these days are so good that it made band adjustments almost obsolete. finaly he took me back into his warehouse and showed me a new band for a 48re, and it was like and 1/8 of an inch thick, meaning there is nothing to tighten. its not like in the old'n days when the bands were thicker and thus needed to be adjusted. long story short i walked out of there a little more educated, and more money in my pocket
2003 ram 3500 quad cab laramie. 175K, 5" hearthrob exhaust, amsoil bypass, big line kit, cat ir-0750 2 mic fuel filter, cat delete
The most obvious reason for not needing a band adjustment is that if the truck shifts fine, no flair shifting or such, then there is no reason to touch the bands. The bands only have a certain amount of clutch material on them and when you adjust them when you don't need to it uses up that material, which will require you to install new bands earlier than needed. It's the simple mantra of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
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