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Remanufactured Dodge Sprinter 3500 Transmissions 

  • Learn about common Dodge Sprinter 3500transmission problems 
  • Everything you need to know when shopping for a Dodge Sprinter 3500transmission for sale 
  • How and when to buy a remanufactured Dodge Sprinter 3500transmission 

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Remanufactured Dodge Sprinter 3500 Transmissions 

 

Dodge Sprinter 3500 is shockingly capable, no matter what you choose to use it for. However installing a remanufactured Dodge Sprinter 3500 transmission can solve many of the issues related to the Mercedes 722.6 and W5A580 transmissions. So let’s find out if that’s the right option for you. 

 

 

Common Dodge Sprinter 3500 722.6 Transmission Problems 

 

Slipping, Erratic Shifting, Harsh Forward or Reverse Gear Engagement: Some of the most common 722.6 transmission problems are slipping between gears, erratic up or down shifts, or a hard slam when the 722.6 transmission engages Drive or Reverse. There are a number of design flaws in this transmission, and any one of them could be causing these symptoms. 

 

Another common problem is overheating. This happens when the moving parts inside the transmission are creating more friction heat than the ATF can remove. The most common cause of this condition is towing heavy loads, driving in stop/go traffic, or on mountain roads where the transmission has to shift a lot. 

 

Common Dodge Sprinter 3500 W5A580 Transmission Problems 

 

Transmission Shudder or Buzzing Noise 

Problem – Owners may experience a shudder vibration and/or a high-frequency buzzing sound. This W5A580/NAG1 transmission problem may be most noticeable during light acceleration where partial application of the torque converter clutch happens in 3rd, 4th, or 5th gears. The reason this happens is because water has gotten past the transmission oil fill tube/dipstick seal. Contaminated transmission fluid can cause the TCC to stick and/or slip. 

Solution – If the contaminated transmission fluid has not caused a lot of damage, the transmission and torque converter may be able to be flushed to cure the problem. However, if the contamination is severe, the torque converter will need to be replaced, and the transmission inspected for signs of other damage. The transmission fill tube seal will also need to be upgraded. 

 

Slipping, Erratic Shifting, Harsh Forward or Reverse Gear Engagement 

Some of the most common Dodge Sprinter 3500 W5A580 transmission problems are slipping between gears, erratic up or down shifts, or a hard slam when the W5A580 transmission engages Drive or Reverse. There are a number of design flaws in this transmission, and any one of them could be causing these symptoms. 

 

Overheating  

Another common problem is overheating. This happens when the moving parts inside the transmission are creating more friction heat than the ATF can remove. The most common cause of this condition is towing heavy loads, driving in stop/go traffic, or on mountain roads where the transmission has to shift a lot. 

 

How to Solve Dodge Sprinter 3500 Transmission Problems 

 

Solution A: Buy a Used Dodge Sprinter 3500 Transmission  

Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Dodge Sprinter 3500 transmission might seem like the cheapest and fastest option. But you need to consider the fact that you don’t know what the actual shape of the internal components are. It could very well be on the verge of transmission problems of its own, which would leave you in the exact same predicament that you’re in now. And that 30 – 90 day junkyard warranty probably won’t cover labor charges to install the replacement transmission if something goes wrong. 

 

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Dodge Sprinter 3500 Transmission  

Getting a rebuilt Dodge Sprinter 3500 transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Dodge Sprinter 3500 transmission back to its original factory specifications. Which means that all of those factory design flaws are still going to be inplay. And that rebuilt transmission warranty might only be good at certain shops, which could do you no good if you have transmission problems while you’re traveling. 

 

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Dodge Sprinter 3500 Transmission 

If you want to get the most service life out of your little luxury SUV as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Dodge Sprinter 3500 transmission from Street Smart Transmission. Each one is completely disassembled and re-remanufactured, so nothing is left to chance. Theyre also modified to correct the factory design flaws, which will greatly extend the service life. Plus, you get a 3-Year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. This will cover parts and labor charges at any licensed repair shop in the Continental United States, giving you a lot more flexibility and coverage.