How often should you adjust the bands in an Automatic Trans? - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum
- HOME - FORUMS - GARAGE - TECH - ARTICLES - CHAT - CLASSIFIEDS - REVIEWS - VIDEOS - MEMBER MAP - STORE - INSURANCE -
- REGISTER - CALENDAR - INFO - SITE HELP - RULES - STAFF - MEMBERSHIP - ADVERTISE - CONTACT US -


Welcome to the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum, the fastest growing Dodge Diesel Community on the internet.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us
Go Back   Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum > 3rd Gen. Dodge Cummins 03-07 Common Rail Forums > 3rd Gen. Powertrain
3rd Gen. Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission Ect...NO ADVERTISING

CumminsForum.com is the premier Dodge Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-27-2011, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Cummins Fan
 
Anthony03Quad2500's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Temecula, Ca
Posts: 64
Thanks: 13
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
How often should you adjust the bands in an Automatic Trans?

I have an 03 2500 and was wondering how often I should adjust the bands in my transmission. Any advice?


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
__________________
03 2500 Quad Cab Heavy Duty 4X4-AFE Stage 3 Cold Air Intake, MBRP 5" Turbo Back Exhaust
97 3500 Crew Cab 5 Speed Manual-KDP fixed, other than that BONE STOCK
Anthony03Quad2500 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-27-2011, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Cummins Enthusiast
 
el jefe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 225
Thanks: 139
Thanked 20 Times in 16 Posts
iTrader Score: 2 reviews
Check your service manual you got with the truck. It will tell you at what miles you need them adjusted.
__________________
SOLD - 06 Ram, 5.9 CR 4WD

NEW - 2012 Toyota Tundra
el jefe is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2011, 07:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
Diesel Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern BC Canada
Posts: 669
Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 32 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I do the filter, all trany fluid, and adjust both sets of bands every 30k miles. 100k and like brand new inside. lots of towing.
__________________
06, QC, 4x2, Auto, 373 LS, Quad. XZT, S&B cold air intake, drive train all synthetic. 51" Donaldson. HyTec Diff. cover and Hytec DD trany pan. Firestone airbags. Bilstein shocks.
Fiftygrit is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 09-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
Cummins Fan
 
dodgerammer97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: md
Posts: 83
Thanks: 19
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
is there a thread for the band adjustment I m going to change the filter and fluid real soon
dodgerammer97 is online now   Quick reply to this message
Old 09-28-2011, 03:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Cummins Fan
 
dodgerammer97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: md
Posts: 83
Thanks: 19
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
bump...........
dodgerammer97 is online now   Quick reply to this message
Old 09-28-2011, 11:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
dieselenthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
Posts: 2,023
Thanks: 165
Thanked 132 Times in 122 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiftygrit View Post
I do the filter, all trany fluid, and adjust both sets of bands every 30k miles. 100k and like brand new inside. lots of towing.
It’s refreshing to hear from someone who takes care of their truck. I don’t flush my trany, but I do pull the plug on my Mag-Hytec and do a drain and fill every 15,000 with Amsoil ATF. I also have a 22 micron spin-on trany filter. The bands get adjusted every 60,000 miles. So far my truck still shifts like it did when it was new. I only have 78,000 miles on the truck, but I know people who have had trany problems way before I have.
__________________
06/4X4/48RE/Aero 4040XL/PSM Air Intake/Cool Hose/T.A.G./GDP Big Line & Max-Flo Inlet Kit/GDP Air Boss & Power-Flo/Bilstein/Fluidampr/MAG-HYTEC/Amsoil By-Pass/2 Micron Fuel Filter/Trany Spin-On Filter/Coolant Filter/Carli BJ
dieselenthusiast is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2011, 12:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
dieselnoob89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alberta
Posts: 2,110
Thanks: 1,092
Thanked 103 Times in 85 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by dodgerammer97 View Post
is there a thread for the band adjustment I m going to change the filter and fluid real soon
I am bringing mine in to get a band adjustment next week, I will let you know how it goes!

Quote:
Originally Posted by dieselenthusiast View Post
I only have 78,000 miles on the truck, but I know people who have had trany problems way before I have.
I have 73,000 miles and I think I could almost fall into that "tranny problem" category already
__________________
05. Stg 2 shift kit, Smarty, AFE, 13" Rize, 40" toyo, BMF novakane, Road Armor, MBRP, Carli balljoints, Thuren steering, Yukon hub kit, SS brake lines, FASS HD 150 lift pump, Fox, Autometer rail, fuel, egt, boost, tranny temp gauges.
dieselnoob89 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2011, 08:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
NavyDood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NW of DFW
Posts: 1,142
Thanks: 15
Thanked 103 Times in 80 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by dieselnoob89 View Post
I have 73,000 miles and I think I could almost fall into that "tranny problem" category already
Tthe Smarty S06 and 38's are your tranny's demise even with the stage 2 in it.

To the OP. I have never flushed my tranny and have never adjusted the bands. Every 30-40k I drain the fluid and change the filter. It takes 10 quarts each time I do it since I have the Mag-Hytec DD pan. I have 169,000 miles on my tranny. Two months ago I towed 20K combined from MD to TX going the northern route and it still performs the same as it did when I bought the truck six years ago.
__________________
Retired Navy Chief - Vanilla 04 2500 QCSB, 4x4, 48RE w/MagHytec DD, Smarty Jr, HOG 4" Exh, Modded Air Box, Isspro Gauges, Quadzilla RPG w/fuel pressure, DynaTrac front, Coolant By-Pass Filter - B&W Turnoverball w/Companion 5vr hitch

Last edited by NavyDood; 09-29-2011 at 08:37 AM.
NavyDood is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2011, 09:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
Cummins Enthusiast
 
DmaxEter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Olive Branch MS
Posts: 232
Thanks: 10
Thanked 23 Times in 20 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Im in the same boat as Navydood. Trans fluid and filter has been changed once a year and thats it. Never had a band adjustment and has never had anything wrong. No funny shifting or anything. Still works like new. 178,000 miles on mine.
__________________
2006 Quad Cab LWB 2500 Auto 2WD.
DmaxEter is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2011, 01:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
Diesel Head
 
dieselenthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Zuni Mountains, New Mexico
Posts: 2,023
Thanks: 165
Thanked 132 Times in 122 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Let me clarify a little. I took the truck in at 60,000 miles to check the bands. The dealer said the bands were in specifications and did not need to be readjusted. He recommend that I check the bands every 60,000 miles. The 48RE seems to be a good trany for most of us.
__________________
06/4X4/48RE/Aero 4040XL/PSM Air Intake/Cool Hose/T.A.G./GDP Big Line & Max-Flo Inlet Kit/GDP Air Boss & Power-Flo/Bilstein/Fluidampr/MAG-HYTEC/Amsoil By-Pass/2 Micron Fuel Filter/Trany Spin-On Filter/Coolant Filter/Carli BJ
dieselenthusiast is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2011, 01:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
Cummins Fan
 
Anthony03Quad2500's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Temecula, Ca
Posts: 64
Thanks: 13
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Well the only reason I ask is cause I know the Auto Trans for Dodge are known to go out. My truck has 219,000 on it now and I bought it at 176,000 from my uncle and he got them adjusted at 165,000. I am about to make a move from Southern California to Jacksonville Florida and just figured it would be a good idea to do before I made the move. Thanks for the advice guys!


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
__________________
03 2500 Quad Cab Heavy Duty 4X4-AFE Stage 3 Cold Air Intake, MBRP 5" Turbo Back Exhaust
97 3500 Crew Cab 5 Speed Manual-KDP fixed, other than that BONE STOCK
Anthony03Quad2500 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 09-29-2011, 04:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
Cummins Enthusiast
 
DmaxEter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Olive Branch MS
Posts: 232
Thanks: 10
Thanked 23 Times in 20 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
The automatic transmission behind any diesel engine powered pickup tend to be problematic. All it takes is a good rebuild by one of the big names and you will never have to worry about it again!
__________________
2006 Quad Cab LWB 2500 Auto 2WD.
DmaxEter is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:51 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2