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#255 of 1029 Does not recognize park and neutral positions
Oct 22, 2007 (4:27 pm)
I have a 2001 dodge dakota quad cab with the 4.7 V8 and 2WD. Lately the engine refuses to start on occasion. The transmission selector on the dash will only light the circle aroun the R,D,1 and 2. It is like it will not recognize Park and Neutral, even though the shifter moves into all positions. Usually after I let it sit about 20 minutes it will start and register shift positions with no problem. I cleaned what i think is the Transmission range sensor on the transmission, that seemed to help, but the problem came back. Sometimes when it acts up, i can shake the sensor and it will start. Also, it seems to do this when the truck is warmed up(after running about 20 minutes)and you turn it off. i took it to the local dealer here because I am not good with transmission troubles. They decided it was the Shift cable and repalced it. Problem came back the next day. Any ideas?
#256 of 1029 O/D off 2001 Dak V3 3.9l
Oct 28, 2007 (4:43 pm)
Hi I am new here and I apologize that this might be long. I have the a 2001 V6 Dak that has about 93k on it.
About a month ago while driving at highway speeds (about 75 mph) the Trans temp light came on. I had the truck towed back and the problem could not be duplicated. Then it happened again about a week later (same conditions) except this time I noticed that the OD had turned itself off. Dealership replaced TCC and O/d solenoids, govenor pressure solenoid and transducer. It happened a 3rd time last week and they replaced the Power Control Module. Now for a forth time (and now it is happening during city driving conditions) the O/D comes off and the Trans Temp light comes on. If anyone knows what could be causing this it would be appreciated. I have spent over 3,000 dollars in the past 30 days getting this worked on. Thank you.
#257 of 1029 Re: O/D off 2001 Dak V3 3.9l [illumini]
Oct 29, 2007 (6:07 am)
I had the same or similar problem. I went to two dealerships because my truck wasn't shifting correctly. The first dealership told me it was going to be $4000 for a rebuilt transmission so I took my truck to another dealer. He told me $2400. After they took it apart the price jumped to $4000 also. My dad had been telling me to go to Aamco all along so I took it there. They rebuilt the transmission for $2000. When they put it back it they found out that the transmission was ruined by the radiator. The coolant flows through the radiator, which was plugged up and that was making my transmission overheat. The overheating is what damaged the transmission in the first place. They replaced the radiator. Noone at the dealership mentioned the radiator to me.
#258 of 1029 Re: 2000 4.7 with some sort of problem [jpconard]
Oct 29, 2007 (9:43 pm)
I noticed your problem. Could you happen to have a clogged catalytic converter? How is the engine temp?
#259 of 1029 Re: 2000 4.7 with some sort of problem [jstew3]
Oct 30, 2007 (2:48 pm)
The 2000 4.7L semi-hemi came from the factory with 2 emmissions "options" (depending on the state where the truck was orderd from)
One "option" had a single catalytic converter... the other (called the border state emmissions package) has 3 catalytic converters. (and 4 oxygen sensors!)
The best way to isolate your problems is to have diagnostic computer hooked up to your Dak WHILE you are driving so the instantanious readouts from the sensors can be mapped into a graph.
It is actually pretty cool to see the activity of the sensors while under driving conditions. You can see throttle-position, road-speed, cat. temp, airflows...etc.
#260 of 1029 What is going on???
Nov 03, 2007 (6:39 am)
My '92 Dakota V8 4x4 with auto tranny stalled at a red light. I shifted into neutral to restart the engine and it is as if the gear selector can't find any gear on the tranny. I'm stuck in neutral. I had to push the truck off the road. The engine races but no engagement. I checked to see if the linkage had fallen apart, but everything looks intact. Any ideas
#261 of 1029 1991 Dakota v6 3.9 4wd auto, wont shift out of 1st
Nov 03, 2007 (5:19 pm)
Is there anything I can check to determine why this truck wont shift out of first gear?
#262 of 1029 Re: O/D off 2001 Dak V3 3.9l [jknisley]
Nov 03, 2007 (5:32 pm)
Even thou they are dealers...
they sometimes dont know how to fix cars that they sell. you have to go to a some other that really knows what they care doing in order to get it fixed right
my friend had a 92 honda... they couldn't fix it. They wrote it on the paperwork saying... they can't found out what's causing the problems... so they went ahead to charge him him on this credit card. And he call his credit card company saying... I'm not paying it. They didn't fix it and he had a letter to prove it... so it went to lawyer and all the crap... so he didn't pay any money after all!! Pain in the A$$!!
I read a lot of cars and trucks stuff... dodge quality doesn't seem to be that good
Evertyone loves the Tacoma or the Frontier.
No one is buying Chevy or Ford Mid-size truck... it seems like they gave up on it.
#263 of 1029 Re: O/D off 2001 Dak V3 3.9l [illumini]
Nov 03, 2007 (5:37 pm)
since they can't fix it... did they even give u anything free to refix something else???
man i would have been talking to the managers about this and bitch them out!!
You should've said... obviously you guys are dumb founded on this... why should you guys still be business?!
#264 of 1029 92 Dodge Dakota 4x4 v8 no forward gears
Nov 07, 2007 (7:09 pm)
92 dodge dakota v8, 4x4 has no forward gears, it acts as if it is in nuetral, but reverse works fine. in forward gear it makes no attempt to move, no noise.