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Remanufactured Ram 3500 Transmissions 

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

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Remanufactured Ram 3500 Transmissions 


From heavy duty work applications to toy haulers, the Ram 3500 is many things to many people. Ram 3500 transmission problems with the 68RFE however, are going to be annoying to everybody. So let’s see if installing a remanufactured Ram 3500 transmission can help restore some of your trucks usefulness. 


Common Ram 3500 Transmission Problems  


Slipping, Erratic Shifting, Harsh Forward or Reverse Gear Engagement: Some of the most common 68RFE transmission problems are slipping between gears, erratic up or down shifts, or a hard slam when the 68RFE 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. 


Sudden shift to neutral after takeoff 

68RFE transmission 

Problem – Drivers may notice that the vehicle suddenly shifts into neutral after trying to pull away in Drive. There may also be a P0721 and P0933 DTC. 

Solution – The 68RFE low sprag inside of the gearbox has most likely failed. 

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 Ram 3500 Transmission Problems 


Solution A: Buy a Used Ram 3500 Transmission 

Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Ram 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 Ram 3500 Transmission  

Getting a rebuilt Ram 3500 transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Ram 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 Ram 3500 Transmission  

If you want to get the most service life out of your vehicle as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Ram 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.