8HP70 access/inspection plate?

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  1. chrisbh17

    chrisbh17 Senior Member

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    Curious - is there an inspection or access plate on the RAM 1500 with 8HP70? Something that you can remove to see the torque converter/mounting bolts (like old school transmissions)

    Wondering if a rattle noise I hear under acceleration could be a loose TC but dont see much in the service manual about inspecting the TC without removing the whole trans.

    Thanks.

    -Chris
     
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    Wild one Senior Member

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    There is a front plate under the convertor that you can remove.It's easy to remove if your only 2wheel drive,a little more difficult to remove if your truck is a 4X4,but still removable.You have to pull it to get to the convertor bolts if you're pulling the tranny,with it out of the way you can get to the convertor bolts.There's 3 pairs of bolts on the convertor.
     
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    Is it behind the starter? I did find a reference to removing the starter to get to the torque converter bolts, still nothing about an access plate (Im guessing the starter *is* essentially the access plate?)
     
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    I have a 2014 , 1500. with the 8 hp70.
    and have the shudder when shifting from 1 to2 and 2 to3, at low speed.
    doesn't do it when cold, but after 10 min. always does it. took it to ds. they couldn't find anything but said best guess was solenoid and wanted to replace valve body for $1600.
    does any body have a clue what this problem is? I've seen this same thing posted in forums dating no back 4 years, but see no answers.
     
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    Mine was a little too firm for 2-1 at real low speeds. All data looked good. Did a quick learn & issue pretty much hasn't happened since.

    Some of the earlier 8 speeds dont have the option to quick learn. If so, have adaptive values reset & drive normal for few days
     

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