Re: Transmission Issue?
No, it shouldn't be dark and burnt. Did you check it for yourself to verify? I know you don't have a dipstick, but you can use a piece of welding rod, a straightened out coat hanger, or even the dipstick out of another vehicle, or your engine dipstick, just for checking the color/smell. Does it appear to be working normally? The 3.7 has a NAG1 tranny, which is normally pretty good, and is certainly (IMO) better than the 545RFE that comes in the 4.7 and 5.7. I've got the NAG1 in my Hemi LX, and it has worked flawlessly for 53K. I'll be servicing it at 60K. If yours is dark and burnt, definitely service it, and check for debris in the pan. Also, did the dealer verify that the fluid level was correct, or just tell you its bad?
05 LX/RT and 06 WK/GCO, (modded similarly) with MDS "ON" Light, Vortex Gens, Debadged, DashHawk, BT Catch Can, SRT CAI W/Add Air Inlet, K&N Filter, Sonnax Trans Line Press Booster, SC Tuner W/Adv Trans Tuning App, DS Tuner, Cust tubular headers w/3 in. catback, Bilsteins, SRT frt/rear bumpers, Eibach SRT Lwr Sprgs & Sways, FRI Sidewinder Cam Adv 2*, 6.1 valvetrain, SLP 25% UD Pulley, BBK 85mm TB, SOS Coils/.060 spark plug gap.