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#167 of 1024 Re: 2001 Dakota Shiftig erratically [jknisley]
Jun 12, 2007 (10:30 pm)
ok so now I have bought and replaced the Throttle Position Sensor and it still is not shifting correctly. Was definately worth the try. There are three cables that come off of the Throttle. one heads down to behind the transmission and the others around the front. Since I posted the first question I have taken it to a local Dodge dealer. One of the mechanics was there when I was making an appointment and he suggested that one of the Solenoids in the valve body probably was the culprit. Today I got a Governor Sensor code on the OBDII reader so it is most likely the cause ( or a byproduct ) of what is going on. I am taking it in and letting the Dodge dealer see what is wrong.
#168 of 1024 02 Dakota 3.9 with Clutch noise
Jun 14, 2007 (5:34 am)
I have had this truck for about 6 months i bought it with 98xxx miles and it now has 103xxx. It has a 5 speed manual and the first thing that started was a kind of metal scraping noise when I let the clutch out, but when I depressed the clutch the noise went away. I thought it was because I went mudding and got it in deep and maybe got the throw out bearing dirty. Well the noise went away for about 100 miles then now it is worse it squeals loud when depressed and the scraping noise is worse. Any one have an idea on what is wrong do I need to replace the clutch?
#169 of 1024 Re: 02 Dakota 3.9 with Clutch noise [outlawfox13]
Jun 14, 2007 (4:59 pm)
your description sure sounds like throwout bearing. Your thoughts about dirt getting into the bearing whilst in deep mud are also a possibility.
This does NOT mean that the clutch needs to be replaced.... but it does not make sense to replace throwout bearing and not clutch while it is torn apart.
It is also possible that a noisy throwout bearing can last a long time.... just spend as little time as possible with the clutch pushed. It is good driving-habit with manual trannie to NEVER sit still with clutch pushed... if you are not shifting, DONT have the clutch pushed.
In many years of driving manual xmissions I have never EVER worn out a clutch nor throwout bearing. (To save the clutch, do not touch throttle pedal until AFTER enguging the clutch... it takes practice - but it is possible.)
#170 of 1024 Re: 02 Dakota 3.9 with Clutch noise [bpeebles]
Jun 14, 2007 (6:36 pm)
Hey thanks for the tips, I am looking for a clutch now with a bearing in the kit, and will replace all when I take it apart. (I am glad to have joined this forum) thanks again will repost when complete.
#171 of 1024 2000 Dakota RT Auto trans Problem
Jun 15, 2007 (11:04 pm)
I'm new here, sure to be a regular. Got a 2000 dakota RT recently. The automatic transmission is on the fritz. It would hang between 2 and 3, I could shift it to neutral then back and it would move to 3 then 4. I did a complete fluid change today myself. There were no metal bits in the pan, lots of dust, clutch dust I guess, stuck to the magnet, looked like fur. Fluid was hazy and light red/brown. I filled with Castrol +4 synthetic, 10 or so quarts. I found a thin strip of material stuck in the old filter. It was 3/4 inch wide 5 inches long and as thin as a piece of masking tape, very brittle. The truck has about 75,000 miles on it. still seems to be slipping. Am I in trouble here?
I appreciate any help.
#172 of 1024 Re: 2000 Dakota RT Auto trans Problem [dakuda]
Jun 16, 2007 (8:28 am)
Not sure what that strip would be... if I were you I would take the truck to a good tranny shop and let them give it a checkup. It might turn out to be some very cheap part that can easilly be replaced. It might be just a problem with the tps.. either way, before it goes from bad to worse, look into a tranny shop with a good reputation. check all of your electrical connections at the transmission and on your throttle body.. might just be a loose connection or one getting ready to lose connection for green death forming. if you seperate any connections, make sure any silocone boots are in tact, and smear some dialectric grease in the connectors. the film on your magnet is from normal wear and tear. if it looks like hair, it's metalic.. unless you're finding suspect metal, I wouldn't worry too much about the film on the magnet.
#173 of 1024 any information on a manual tranny for a dakota
Jun 16, 2007 (1:09 pm)
#174 of 1024 any information on a manual tranny for a dakota
Jun 16, 2007 (1:09 pm)
It's is stuck in reverse but the shift selector seems to be in neutral. I am totally lost on this one, someone please help.
#175 of 1024 5 Speed tranny hard to shift - Hot or Cold
Jun 22, 2007 (6:54 pm)
I have a 1997 Dodge Dakota with 147,000 miles. Its a 4 banger with a 5 speed granny shifter on the floor. In really hot or really cold weather, It next to impossible to get into first gear. Can you tell me what the problem may be? Cant remember the last time any service was done to the tranny or if any is needed.
#176 of 1024 Re: 2001 Dakota Shiftig erratically [scoopyex]
Jun 23, 2007 (5:05 am)
Not entirely true.
The 42RE, 45RE, and 46RE transmissions use solenoids to shift gears in a normal upshift pattern, but utilize a Throttle Valve Cable to control part-throttle kick down and shift speeds. That is why Jknisley (post 167) has three cables at the throttlebody. One is the accerator cable, the second is the cruise control cable, and the third is the throttle valve contol cable.
Only the 545RFE ("FE" = "fully electronic") does away with the Throttle Valve Control and relies solely on various electronic sensors for complete shift control.