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#272 of 1029 Re: 2000 Dodge Dakota Transmission [sjbrush]
Nov 24, 2007 (11:55 am)
I messed up on the quantity when I added it. I talked on the phone to the guy who holds the patent and I thought he said to add 16oz., the correct amount is 6oz. as the web site says. I have since talked to him again and he said that it would not cause a problem but 6 oz, is the correct amount. No I have not drained and flushed the system, I will wait until I run it the entire 1500 miles, at that point I intend to flush the system and replace with ATF 4.
#273 of 1029 Re: '99 Dakota shifting problems [vin757]
Nov 24, 2007 (12:09 pm)
I had the same problem with my 98 Durango, the TPS did no good either. As a last resort I added auto-rx, 500 miles later it started shifting like new. See my message on posting #270.
#274 of 1029 trans overdrive solenoid
Nov 24, 2007 (5:33 pm)
I have a 1994 Dodge Dakota V8. I was wondering where the transmission overdrive solenoid is physically located on the truck.
#275 of 1029 Re: 2000 Dodge Dakota Transmission [sjbrush]
Nov 27, 2007 (7:27 am)
Hi, It's me again. I went out to the garage and checked the bottle again. I used one half the bottle which is only a 12 oz. bottle so it means that I used the correct 6 0z. amount. The reason the original message said 16oz. is because I new I used half but thought the bottle was 32 oz. Good luck and let me know how you make out.
#276 of 1029 Problems with transmission shifting at a stop
Nov 27, 2007 (1:53 pm)
I have a 2000 dodge dakota 4 door with 4.7 V8 4WD. the problem is when coming to a stop, the transmission wants to shift to second gear and it stalls out the truck. After reading symptoms from other entries from this site I changed out my TPS sensor (From Napa parts). But it did not solve my problems
#277 of 1029 Re: Problems with transmission shifting at a stop [bzeiher]
Nov 28, 2007 (7:06 pm)
Perhaps the speed-sensor screwed into the rear differential is not sending the proper signals to the computer? (telling it to shift)
#278 of 1029 2003 Dakota trans problem
Nov 29, 2007 (5:06 am)
I have a question about the truck's performance. If I am climbing a steep hill, the transmission downshifts but on occasion it slips out of gear and the engine rpms increase. As I decrease the throttle, the transmission goes back into gear and performs normally. There are no engine lights or codes. This happens only a few times. Is this a normal situation? Is it some type of safety feature?
As is in the past, thanks for your help. The information given on this forum is very useful.
#279 of 1029 Re: Problems with transmission shifting at a stop [bpeebles]
Nov 29, 2007 (7:42 am)
WOW,, how many different sensors are related to shifting? I thought it would have stopped with TPS and transmission sensors. I have not changed the Transmission input and output sensors. should I consider that as well?
#280 of 1029 shifting from first to second
Nov 29, 2007 (4:19 pm)
i own a 2001 dakota with a 3.9 v-6 and my problem is this,,,while coasting to a stop or just driving slow in heavy traffic my tranny starts to jump hard from 1st to 2nd gear repeatedly. also when starting out from a dead stop the truck acts like it wants to stall and backfires. i have 100,000 miles on this truck and never before have i had any kind of problem. both of these problems just started 3 days ago and i don't drive it till it's fixed. sure miss my truck!!!
#281 of 1029 Re: Problems with transmission shifting at a stop [bzeiher]
Nov 29, 2007 (7:03 pm)
The number of sensors related to shifting are perhaps too many to count. Not only are the obvious sensors like ThrottlePosition and Speed sensors. But there are a myriad of hydrolic sensors within the xmission itself. (plus inputshaft speed sensor)
BTW: One reason that the roadSpeed sensor is mounted within in the rear differential is because it also serves as the xmission output speed sensor.
There is a sensor under the battery to determine ambient (air) temp. The temparature of the engine and several other engine sensors are also considerd in the shift algorythim.
Also, the engine computer can "calculate" things like engine torque and reprogram the xmission shift points based on instantanious calculations.
What does all the above mean to you..... DO NOT TRY TO FIX A PROBLEM BY BLINDLY REPLACING SENSORS! In the trade, this is known as "shotgunning" a problem. (And run fast from any "mechanic" who wants to shotgun your problem with this tecnique at your expense.)