24th Dec 2003, 19:56

Hi, can anyone tell what transmission is in a 1999 4x4 auto with over drive? Is it the tf727 or what. My truck has 104K on it and the trans just quit, slips so bad it won't pull itself. Found a outfit in Arizona that deals in rebuilt transmissions, I think its my only solution. Any advice welcome. thanks Mike H.

13th Jul 2004, 08:47

I own a 1999 Dodge Truck 4x4 and about 5 weeks ago my torque converter failed at about 74,000 miles and it cost me close to 3,000.00 to fix it. I have had it back about 3 weeks now and when I put it in reverse it is making a winding noise. My new transmission and torque converter has about 1,500 miles on it. I think they need to do a recall on these trucks!!!

22nd Oct 2004, 15:39

I have a 1998 Dodge Durango. My Dodge just reached 90,000 miles. I just replaced the transmission. Have been having some problems with it for a short while, have never heard of so many Dodges needing their transmission replaced so early in their life. There is a website that you can take your complaint to. I do not know what it is just yet. A friend of mine is pursuing a law suit against Dodge. His engine just died on him and he has needed to fix things here and there on his engine and transmission from the beginning of owning it. When I find out what the website is, I will post it. Thanks!

10th Nov 2004, 19:25

Hey all you Dodge fans or enemies,

I have recently bought a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4+4. After reading about all the transmision troubles I admit I am a bit worried. I use the truck for commercial snow plowing and hauling a trailer. The transmision is doing good along with the engine. I change the trans. filter and oil every fall before the snow season. The engine gets it's oil changed every 3,000 miles. The truck has 110,000 miles on her and she is a work horse if I ever saw one. I will continue being a Dodge fan until the truck dies do to faulty manufacturing. But just a thought to all of you who do have the transmision trouble, did you ever consider special ordering a new transmision from Dodge or from Allison Transmisions. It might be expensive, but it could solve the problem if it is possible to do.


Chris Auker.

16th Mar 2005, 11:59

I have a 99 dodge pickup I have owned since new. I have used it for towing in my business and other things, but one thing I did was have the transmission flushed every thirty thousand miles. It now has 140,000 on it and it is starting to act up after gets warm, but I am going to take it in and have it checked and cleaned again. Hopefully it does not come out of the shop messed up.

19th Mar 2005, 06:50

I own a '94 Ram 2500. The transmission stopped at 130,000 miles. When I went to the shop I was told there is check ball in the fluid line near the cooler. In my case this check ball stopped the flow of fluid and parked me. I had two options, replace the lines or knock the check ball out of the line. I chose to remove the check ball because even with a new line there is knowing when it will clog again. I do not have enough miles since repair to say if this is a good fix, but it made sense to me.

27th Apr 2005, 09:26

Dear Dodge Fans.

I have a 99 Dodge 1500 4x4 and she has a 5 inch off-set body/suspension lift, 315/75R16 on 16' Rock Crawlers, I have 456 Gears in the front and rear differential along with Lock-Rite Lockers, for the engine I have a Air Intake system from e-bay and a throttle body spacer from Air-Raid. I love my truck, but it is very costly. I have owned my truck since 69k miles, 10k miles afterward I replaced the engine. Due to putting in 3 qt. of oil every 200 miles. My transmission started slipping at 100k and I replaced it with a rebuilt at 105k miles. My rebuilt transmission has a shift-kit I assume stage 1 and the tranny is giving me problems it seems that it doesn't know what gear it should be in, it jumps extremely hard around 10mph-20mph at slow idle, when you give it gas it seems to be fine. When on the highway at high mph (70) it runs fine, but when I get off and come to a complete stop it seems like it is still in a high gear. My third engine I replaced from Grooms not, but a week ago and now my check engine light comes on? My mechanic said that my governor in my Tranny is bad and that is making the light come up. Now my engine is whining like it has a turbo on it, only when the check engine light is on.

My last resort to fix these problems is to buy a hyper-tech power programmer for my truck (400$) and try to fix these annoying problems. I didn't know that putting 456 gears, lockers, and over sized tires would would really mess my truck up these bad! If I had to do all again I probally would have stayed with the 33' tires or 285/75R16's, I didn't notice all these problems when I had those size tires on there. If you have similar problems or want to try and help me out as far as comments please feel free to email me @ josiah88@hotmail.com


15th Aug 2005, 12:39

I have a 99 Dodge that has never pulled anything. The only time I have had it in 4WD is to go down a muddy turn row and now with 89,832 miles on it the tranny has decided to not shift up into third. I like so many others was warned about the dreaded Dodge tranny, but loved the truck so much that I bought one anyway in Dec 98. I love my truck, but am disgusted with the transmission. Dodge needs to recall these things and fix the problem, until they do I am going to go back to my tried and tested Chevrolet!!! Dodge knows they have a problem so why does the consumer get shafted I suggest that everyone who has had a problem put big lemons all over their truck.

13th Sep 2005, 15:00

I bought my Ram 1500 in 99 brand new and had to spec it out the way I wanted... All because no dealer in Canada had a 1500/5.2L in Manual shift. You don't get into manual shift until the 2500 series, but is is an option that I was not willing to negotiate. Not only did I have to order my truck from the Factory, but the Manual Transmission was $862.00 cheaper than the automatic I now have over 100,000 on it and tow some pretty heavy things on occasion and I have had absolutely NO PROBLEMS with my transmission - My right arm will probably wear out first. I don't understand most people who buy a truck & get an automatic, I never have owned an automatic & never will let alone in a vehicle that I will tow and haul stuff in..

P.S. Dodge minivans are the same way - the Trannys are of poor quality.

Not trying to rub anybody's nose in it, but next time by a MANUAL SHIFT.