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#137 of 1029 2003 Dakota Transmission Problems
Apr 04, 2007 (3:46 pm)
Hopefully someone can help me. I have a 2003 Dodge Dakota. (6 cyl)(it's just a baby) It was driving just fine. Got ready to leave work, put it in drive, check engine light came on and it felt like I was taking off in 2nd gear. No get up and go. Took it and had the transmission completely flushed out. Had a mechanic test it and the codes came back 7612 & 7613. He said that it was the governer pressure solenoid/ governer transducer sensor that attach to the valve. He also mentioned that the voltage was too high or too low....WHAT?? Can someone please help me out here and let me know what is going on.
#138 of 1029 2003 Dakota trans problems
Apr 05, 2007 (10:58 am)
I just bought a 2003 Dakota with 3.9 L and auto trans. The shifting is very hard. I have had 2 engine lights with the code P1740. I have read some of the previous messages and this appears to be a common problem. What does the code mean, and what are the suggested fixes?
#139 of 1029 Re: 2003 Dakota Transmission Problems [dodgindeb]
Apr 05, 2007 (6:48 pm)
The first thing I would advise is checking the fuses located on the left side of the instrument panel. An open IOD fuse will cause the transmission to go into Limp Mode, which on the 42RE transmission means it will try to start a vehicle launch in second gear.
Next, I'd check all of the connectors at the transmission for corroded or damaged terminals.
The codes are TCM codes. I would need more information in order to give you some idea what's going on.
#140 of 1029 Re: 2003 Dakota trans problems [tonym5]
Apr 05, 2007 (6:51 pm)
Are you sure of the code? My list says, "P1740 Automatic Transaxle (Acura, Honda)."
#141 of 1029 Re: 2003 Dakota trans problems [dustyk]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Apr 06, 2007 (7:16 pm)
Dusty, I found this:
Service Bulletin Number: 211100
Bulletin Sequence Number: 146
Date of Bulletin: 0010
NHTSA Item Number: SB614660
Make: DODGE TRUCK
Component: INTERIOR SYSTEMS:INSTRUMENT PANEL:GAUGE:INDICATOR
Summary: SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATION DUE TO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1740 - TCC OR OD SOLENOID PERFORMANCE.
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#142 of 1029 Re: 2003 Dakota trans problems [kcram]
Apr 07, 2007 (5:24 am)
I had a mechanic tell me that it is the overdrive sensor. Approx $180 for the part a 3 hrs labor. My question is if that will solve the hard shifting and the fact that I have to ease off the gas pedal to shift? Is there anything else the mechanic should do while he is in there other than replace the filter? Thanks for your help thus far
#143 of 1029 Re: 2003 Dakota trans problems [kcram]
Apr 07, 2007 (9:19 am)
Thanks! Obviously my 2000 hard list is out of date!!!
#144 of 1029 Re: 2003 Dakota trans problems [tonym5]
Apr 07, 2007 (9:35 am)
Overdrive Sensor? Did he mean the Overdrive Solenoid?
On the 42RE hard shifts can be caused by the Lockup Solenoid. This is a valve body repair and can be done without removing the transmission from the vehicle. The Pressure Regulator Solenoid could also be malfunctioning, or you have a dragging Front Band, although that's very rare. (usually the Band Apply levers get bent causing slipping.)
Sorry about steering you wrong on the P1740 code. My list is either incorrect or out of date.
#145 of 1029 98 Dakota, 3.9L slow to shift from 1st to 2nd
Apr 11, 2007 (10:50 am)
My dakota just started to delay in shifting from 1st to 2nd gears. The RPMs have to get to 2500-3000, the speedometer isn't working until the RPMs get to around 3000, then it shifts into 2nd gear and the speedometer starts working. No other shifting problems, no slipping. Brake light is on, ABS light and check engine light too.
Any suggestions on what it needs? Speed sensor?
#146 of 1029 Re: 98 Dakota, 3.9L slow to shift from 1st to 2nd [dervin1]
Apr 13, 2007 (5:29 am)
The speedometer symptom is the key. You probably have a defective Rear Wheel Speed Sensor or corroded terminals at the sensor's connector. This sensor supplies an input signal that is used to operate the speedometer as well as determine transmission shifting pattern.
This sensor is located on the rear differential housing and is replaceable without removing the differential cover. It is mounted the outside of the housing with one bolt.