when do I need to change transmission oil and clean out trans 4.7 Magnum. in Ram 1500

Asked by Mar 14, 2017 at 07:32 AM about the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a Ram 1500 4.7 magnum 2006 runs good yet it is at 113,950 miles
so I need to change out transmission oil and replace. Do the timing belt/chain
It's had bearings replaced in front and rear. I use K&N air filter use Royal
Purple every 10 K and am thinking of going full synthetic oil. What's your
opinion thanks.

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The transmission, just change the fluid and filter every 40,000 miles, the timing belt every 60,000 miles, change the wheel bearings when they go bad, and I'd stick with what your using for oil. It is not worth switching to a full synthetic oil with higher mileage, maybe go with a high mileage oil, they have synthetics in those oils.

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Stick with the oil you are using but start changing it sooner, the engine is older and will start making more blow by and contaminate the engine oil sooner, and expect it to start using oil at around 135K and possibly making blue smoke during long deceleration or after a hot soak, these engines aren't the best but it sounds like you have maintained it. If you haven't replaced the water pump it will go away fairly soon so when it does also replace the thermostat and a cooling system flush and refill at that time. HTH

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