First 60K Servicing Of The AS69RC In My 2018 RAM 4500 Cab & Chassis - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum
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post #1 of 71 (permalink) Old 10-21-2018, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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First 60K Servicing Of The AS69RC In My 2018 RAM 4500 Cab & Chassis

Serviced the ol’ AS69RC in the 4500 Cab & Chassis today.

Not sure if the crossmember has been changed or if it’s a 4500 thang, but I was able to get a direct shot at those 4 pesky transmission pan bolts closest to the crossmember without even using a universal or swivel. Not lowering the crossmember was a huge timesaver over the same servicing of my previous 2014 RAM 3500.

Truck is currently at 59,516 miles and 1,065 drive hours.

I bought a new pan gasket just in case (68214914AA) but I eventually ended up reusing my old one like I did on my 2014 RAM 3500.

The truck got an OEM sump filter (68224232AA) and 10.5 quarts of Mobil 3309.

As with all of my previous sump filter changes on the AS69RC, I received a P0868 code (Transmission Fluid Pressure Low). I cleared it with my cheapie code clearer and all is well.

White Lightning will be ready for another few thousand miles.

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2018 RAM 4500 Chassis Tradesman Crew Cab 60 C/A 4WD, 6.7L Cummins, AISIN AS69RC Transmission, 4.10 Axle Ratio, Chrome Appearance Group, Keyless Entry, Fog Lamps, Chrome Tubular Steps, 52+22 gallon fuel tanks, 5.0 Radio, Single Disc CD Player, 225/70R19.5 Continental HDRs, Aluminum Wheels, Parkview Backup Camera, Trailer Brake Controller. Equipped with a CM SK Series flatbed w/B&W Turnover Ball. Purchased new April 23, 2018. Currently : 156,514 miles and 2,767 hours as of August 30th, 2019 (Average Miles Per Hour = 56.6)

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First you can access the oil filter from the bottom, then you can get the pan dropped without special tools. "F you GSBrockman, F you buddy." Said in the same tone as Garry Shandling on Ironman 2.
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GS, does the 0868 code come up on initial start up? Wonder if it's from the fluid mostly drained and the 1st prime doesn't give the desired minimum line pressure to match itself in time on start up?
Your previous did the same?
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GS, does the 0868 code come up on initial start up? Wonder if it's from the fluid mostly drained and the 1st prime doesn't give the desired minimum line pressure to match itself in time on start up?
Your previous did the same?
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The P0868 indeed pops up fast, generally under 20 seconds or so. It did on the 2018 and also did it all six filter changes on the 2014 RAM 3500.

All I can interject is it has NEVER happened doing the basic drain & fills.



As you can see by looking at the drain pan, it is deeper near the front of the pan, where the sump filter pickup is.

The shallower portion of the pan is back near the drain plug. I’m guessing there’s about one quart remaining in the pan on drain & fills, and this is what’s keeping the filter/transmission “primed” and not throwing the P0868.

On a side note...one servicing I did on The Radio Flyer involved an overnight drain with the pan and sump filter removed.

In addition to the P0868, I also got a P0869....Transmission Fluid Pressure High.

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First you can access the oil filter from the bottom, then you can get the pan dropped without special tools. "F you GSBrockman, F you buddy." Said in the same tone as Garry Shandling on Ironman 2.
Would it be somewhat safe to say that youre probably NOT interested in hearing about the 3 or 4 grease fittings that are on my steering components on my 4500?
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I was concerned about some of the weakness in design of the pickup front end and the changes in the chassis cabs put that at ease. Many guys don't realize how many differences there are in the Class 4 and 5 chassis cabs verses the pickup line.
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No Brockman, I do not want to hear about or see all your grease nipples......
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Waiting patiently for my 120,000 transmission service.....

Just this week I decided I’d throw some love at White Lightning in the form of a PML AS69RC Deep Transmission Pan.

https://www.yourcovers.com/transpan_11142.php

I ordered it Sunday night, and it arrived today.

I’m currently at 102,400 miles, but 120,000 miles will be here soon, which is the next prescribed sump filter replacement. I’ll swap pans at this time.

I already have a new transmission pan gasket....I’ll be ordering a new sump filter within a week or so.
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So how come the new pan?

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The question is: Why not a new pan?
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