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    New durango owner! 2000 R/T (of course I have questions..)

    Hey all.. I'm new to the forum. I've recently become the 3rd owner of a 2000 R/T. The D has 115,000 miles on it and has been sitting for the last 1.5 yrs. The previous owner had transmission problems and parked it when he realized he was getting in over his head. He came back up to Indiana, leaving the D to sit in Arkansas and ended up giving it to me if I went down to pick it up. So I did!
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    When I got it back up here, and started looking around, I found that he had pulled the pan off the tranny and the valve body was only on with one bolt and the linkage. I pulled the valve body the rest of the way off and found this
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    There was a white plastic cylinder and a spring in this space and I'm wondering if that hole is supposed to be there or not.. It doesn't look like it to me, but I'm not a transmission guy..
    I have plans for this D to make a fine rig for all my hunting/fishing adventures and hopefully considering the minimal initial investment I can breathe some life back into this thing and make it happen!



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    my guess is no, it is not supposed to be there. it's just a guess though. looks like was worn through.

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    Yeah.. Between that and the parts that fell out when I dropped the pan, I think I'm looking at getting a rebuilt tranny


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    There is supposed to be a hole there, I have to check if I have or find a pic.

    Chances are you only need to overhaul the valve body and change the electrical parts. I had to do it recently too https://www.dodgedurango.net/forums/d...t-install.html

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    I also should've mentioned these were in the pan when I pulled it and the fluid smelled burnt.. Am I out of luck?
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    I would think so...

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    It's smart to assume/budget for a new transmission regardless. It was taken apart a year and a half ago and you don't know the current condition, ugh. Sure, it could be a simple fix, but then again...
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    Peace of mind says put a rebuilt in.. I was worried if I bought one rebuilt and exchanged mine for a core that they would see that hole while inspecting it and not take mine which would add 200 or so to the cost of the tranny.. It seems that shouldn't be a prblm..


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    In the pic you have the front band (kick down) anchor and the broken boost valve retainer with its spring.

    Installing a new kick down band anchor is easy.
    Replacing the boost valve retainer is easy too, since you have the VB out already.

    Could be less then a 100$ DIY repair.

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    Could these be the reason for the burnt fluid smell?


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