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#28 of 70 Re: Magnum Transmission Leak [directr1]
Jul 29, 2008 (12:45 pm)
Hiya. I've got an '07 Hemi Magnum with 7300 miles. Same thing. As far as I can tell, the transmission seals and "O" rings simply started leaking...blood on the saddle. Dealer says it looked like heat dried out the seals. Hmmm. Still under warranty so no big deal I guess. Gotta watch those Canadian seals I guess. Local mechanic who let me put it up on his rack to check it out said he's heard of 300's and Magnum's getting leaky early.
#29 of 70 Water in Transmission
Jul 31, 2008 (4:12 pm)
I just purchased a 05 Magnum RT AWD. I had it for a week and right now it is getting serviced. When we test drove it we ask for them to look at the transmission because we noticed it was not running right. They never did. So I took it in today and guess what, there was water in the transmission. I found out that there is a TSB (technical service bulletin) regarding this issue. Which means that the filler value and all parts that could possibly be effected by the water will be replaced. I hope this information helps anyone. If you notice that the transmission is surging or shuttering or just seems like it can't decide which way to shift this might be the problem.
#30 of 70 Re: Dodge Magnum: Problems & Solutions [toalgang]
Aug 01, 2008 (11:26 am)
My ESP/ABS light began coming on after I disconnected the battery for an extended period while changing plugs and the number 5 ignition coil. I've tried calibrating per instructions found on my repair CD for the magnum.. I also flushed my brake fluid, but believe that is not the reason for the ESP/ABS lights to come on.. Dealer wants $90.00 to analyze. I thought someone out there may have a solution to make the lights stop coming on. I will appreciate any assistance.
Nov 15, 2008 (4:48 pm)
I bought an '06 RT with 27K on it a few months ago. I've driven a few thousand miles since and from the getgo have had the shift from first to second gear accompanied by a heavy sounding, "clunk". On occasion the shift from Drive into Park does this as well. I've a few thousand left on the factory warranty, and will have it checked soon, but other than this, no problems or concerns. My roommate says that in her experience, Chryslers have never shifted smoothly, but given the possibliity, I plan to have this and as many things as possible checked.
P.S. For those of you who experienced strange RPM revs and odd shifting at higher speeds, I noticed this as well, but am reassured as it is mentioned in the owner's manual as part of the normal operation of the overdrive. Pulling up Topanga Pass and such hard, high speed climbs as this are the only times I've had to ease off the gas and let the car find its groove.
#34 of 70 Severe trans problem
Dec 30, 2008 (5:45 pm)
I have a 05 rt and iwas stuck in the snow. While trying to get unstuck the trans incured a problem. When in park,reverse,drive the car tries to move forward but won't but if placed in neutral the car goes forward for a half block. The engine sounds like it has a load on it no matter where the shifter is but it never attempts to go into reverse. Call or text 586-738-4991 john if anyone can help or had the same problem. Also when the trans messed up my climate controls quit working and there's no blown fuses
#35 of 70 Re: Severe trans problem [batmobile2]
Jan 01, 2009 (7:06 pm)
05's have a mecedes unit 722.6 if i'm not mistaken. forward and reverse i believe are still hydraulically controlled..if it moves forward in neutral and binds in reverse most likely somethin burnt and welded up on your attempt to get out the snow.
Jan 05, 2009 (2:47 pm)
Need some help, if possible, I have a 2006 sxt dodge magnum... Got ready to back up and it was moving inch by inch,, same thing when i went forward...finally it was working but when it shifts, it feels like it is shifting really hard... I carrried it to the dealer thinking it was low on fluid... and how can we find out about that...30$ to tell me the levels were correct and the transmission guy was not in and to make another appointment to bring it back into the dealer...a couple days later the check engine light comes on and stays on all day then goes off..so what is there to do???? I want to know if you can work around the dealer and check the fluid yourself... and what is going on with the transmission... PLEASE let me know...
#37 of 70 Re: Transmission 411 [pancha252000]
Jan 06, 2009 (7:24 am)
u can buy a trans dipstick from a dealer or the snap-on tool man I have a 05 rt hemi and it sounds like either ur trans silinoid located under the shifter or the torque converter clutch is burning out. I need a trans for mine. If there is a autozone near u they will plug ur car in and tell u whats wrong for free