A500 /A618/ A518
Dodge Transmission Instructions
PLEASE READ BEFORE INSTALLATION ON
ALL TRANSMISSIONS !!
Transmission cooler and cooler lines must be
COMPLETELY flushed prior to installation! Failure to do this can damage
transmission and VOID warranty!
Use *Kooler Kleen* - available at most auto part
All 500/518 transmissions have a valve in cooler line
at the front of the line close to the radiator. This valve should be removed
and drilled out for fluid flow through the cooler. This valve will stick or be
stuck at this time and cause transmission failure if not cleared properly. This
could have caused your original problem. After clearing valve you can
re-install in line or totally not install, simply re-attached the line on the
back cooler fitting to the radiator.
starting vehicle, (leave in neutral while filling) SLOWLY - add 8 quarts of fluid to transmission and let
stand for a few minutes allowing fluid to drain into transmission. Add 2 to 3 quarts more, than start engine and
run through all gears with foot on the brake. Fill to level on stick.
**NOTE** Check / research for
total amount of fluid your transmission requires to be FULL.
Some transmissions drain down slower than others, so be sure your transmission
if full before driving vehicle. If it is not full, damage will occur. **Add
another quart or two after road test** MAKE SURE TRANSMISSION IS FULL!
The A500/A518 transmissions
will sometimes vent fluid from pump area. DO NOT GET ALARMED. Your front seal is not leaking. They require approximately
14qrts … Fluid drains very very slowly. Fluid must drain into overdrive section as
well as converter. TAKE YOUR TIME !!