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#1020 of 1029 Re: 97 dakota manual trans problems [tjames1984]
Dec 22, 2012 (9:25 am)
Good luck fillin up that torque convertor on a manual trans... O.o
And most vehicles you check while still running, not shut off, in park or neutral, for obvious reasons.
You cant realy check until the vehicle has been warmed up, you need to pretty much go out and give it a good drive for 20-30 mins...
If you wana get right technical, most dodges you want the fluid at around 80 degrees to check it.
if its about 1L below the "Full" mark, when cold and fillin it up, its prolly pretty close to the right spot, maybe a lil too much, maybe a lil too less..
Most trannies, the "Add" and "Full" mark is about 1/2L.. it doesnt have to be RIGHT AT THE FULL, so long as its in that range.. too much is almost worse than not enough..
Of course this is all Automatic tranny stuff, and has nothing to do with a manual tranny..
#1021 of 1029 Re: Transmission Problems [colkd2002]
Mar 16, 2013 (8:27 am)
I cant get my 2001 dakota out of park without really wiggling hard. Once it is out of park it goes into and out of all gears smoothly including park until i turn the key off. On the next start it wont come out of park again. I have already changed the brake light switch that didnt work. someone please help
#1022 of 1029 Re: Dakota automatic gear shifter stuck in park [stealthb2]
Apr 02, 2013 (3:01 pm)
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 2002 DAKOTA. I CAN'T GET THE SHIFTER OUT OF PARK. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO GET TO stealthb2 PICTURES. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET TO MEMBERS TO RETRIVE THEM.
Apr 09, 2013 (9:08 am)
my 1989 dodge dakota v6 2 wheel drive its ideling high but when i put it in gear it goes ok for awhile but then when i push gas pedal it starts slowing down but i can put it in nuetral and press gas pedal and it will race the motor fine then when i put it in gear it only wants to go at about 25 miles an hour but it doesnt never completely dies im at a loss can you help me please im stumped. thanks linda
#1024 of 1029 Re: 1993 Dodge Dakota Transmission Problem [dewitte]
May 07, 2013 (8:14 am)
Hello I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota 4x4 4 Door Quad cab. The exact same thing has been happening to me . also had the noise of going over rumble strips but there were no rumble strips growling and not up shifting into higher gears. I just dropped it off to my Tranny guy last week. He said the celluloid valve body was stuck closed. Also he put in a shifter kit and i haven't picked it up yet but he says its shifting and running perfect so i'll see when i get done working today don't know how much it cost yet im guessing 500.00 bucks Hope this helps . Good Luck !! Pat
#1025 of 1029 99 Dakota 4x4 shifts from 1st to 3rd
Jun 27, 2013 (8:37 am)
I have a 99 Dodge Dakota 4x4 with about 120,000 miles on it. The transmission seems to be missing second gear. It shifts from first to third. I hooked up my computer to it and the computer shows it shifting from first to third, missing second gear completely.
I changed fluid and filter making sure to replace fluid with the +4 fluid that it calls for. Still not shifting right.
Any suggestions for what it might be?
Aug 21, 2013 (11:15 am)
I have a 3.9L V6 RWD Dakota with a 4-speed (5-speed OD)automatic trans and recently noticed something about when it shifts. When it shifts from 1st-2nd and 2nd-3rd it tends to drop about 100-200 RPMs before it shifts. Today it actually climbed 200-300 rpms right before shifting but only twice. 3rd to 4th is completely fine though. Before i changed my oil yesterday i noticed between the oil pan and the trans fluid pan there was something leaking out, which looked and felt like oil. Since its 12 years old could it possibly just be a worn out hose? Or is that even the problem? It doesn't jolt and its still a smooth ride. I did tune it up when i bought it but it didn't do that till months after. The front end as also shuddered twice when climbing a hill on the way back home, enough to make the steering wheel shake and the whole front in. Any input would be nice
#1027 of 1029 2000 dakota r/t - same trans problems
Aug 28, 2013 (5:37 pm)
does anyone have any answers on how to fix this transmission problem we are all experiencing? i heard to you have to put in some kind of tranny stop leak stuff by doing a half tranny flush type thing. obviously i am mechanically illiterate. lol. ill ask what kind
#1028 of 1029 Re: 2000 dakota r/t - same trans problems [teej314]
Aug 28, 2013 (5:39 pm)
oh and its 5.9L v-8. automatic.
and i was also wondering if i can change this transmission out for 2001 dodge ram 1500 manual transmission?
if i cant exchange the tranny can i trade out the radiator?
#1029 of 1029 Re: 1999 5.2L Dakota Tranny quite working then worked again [jbhodj]
Nov 02, 2013 (6:36 am)
I have 2001 4.7 auto that does about the same thing. backing up it sounds like the gears robbing together and will not back up. So put back in park and let stop sping and then good to go. Can you tell whats next to happen