About Dodge 5 Speed Transmission
Your heart sinks while you wrestle to shift into third in your Charger; it just keeps slipping. You need to get a few more years out of your car, so you decide to rebuild your Dodge 5-speed transmission. If your car is dropping back into neutral, grinding, and the clutch is dragging, it may be time to replace or rebuild your manual transmission. Other signs are thumping noises when changing gears and the smell of burning transmission fluid. Check the fluid levels first, if you experience any problems changing gears; sometimes a flush solves any minor problems. However, if your 5-speed transmission has outlived its working life, you may need to rebuild or replace it. Save money by buying a remanufactured transmission, and then hire a mechanic to install it to avoid paying part markups. Another way to save is to install it yourself, although transmission work is on the high end of the difficulty spectrum. Check the large inventory on eBay for a new transmission or a Dodge 5-speed transmission rebuild kit to get your vehicle back on the road.