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#312 of 1029 Re: 1999 Dodge Dakota Reverse Problem [dustyk]
Jan 11, 2008 (8:13 am)
I have an 02 Dakota, 4.7L V8. I have a similiar issue with the transmission getting stuck in park. I just figured out that the relay is what is causing the bind. Typically it will bind if you try to shift without depressing the brake first. Once it binds it seems almost impossible to get it to release. If you remove the lower dash panel (3 screws on the bottom and to pull pins under the steering wheel) you will find a black relay attached to a black cable. This relay engages a pin that locks the shift lever in park. You can do 3 things to fix it, 1: wiggle the relay, press the brake with your hand and it should free up, 2: disconnet the relay then it doesn't bind anymore but will shift freely without pressing the brake when the vehicle is running, 3: replace the relay, but just from my stance it looks a lot harder to replace because of its location than to just disconnect it.
#313 of 1029 Re: 2000 Dakota bucking [scoopyex]
Jan 11, 2008 (8:15 pm)
I'd check the throttle position sensor. 45-55 is usually where these things start to act up when they start failing.
#314 of 1029 Re: Overdrive Shifting Problem [sjbrush]
Jan 13, 2008 (8:13 pm)
I replaced plugs, plug wires, cap, and rotor with original parts. It is running perfectly now. The previous owner had installed after market no-name crap.
#315 of 1029 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota overdrive dropping out intermittently [coxj]
Jan 13, 2008 (8:15 pm)
It wasn't the transmission. I replaced plugs, plug wires, cap, and rotor with original parts. It is running perfectly now. The previous owner had installed after market no-name crap.
#316 of 1029 Have to thank everyone for the info!
Jan 15, 2008 (8:05 am)
New to the site as of yesterday. I had been fighting what I thought was a "slipping transmission" on flat roads once up to speed and cruising. Constantly revving up 200-400rpms and driving me crazy thinking the tranny was about to go. (2001 QC 4x4 SLT Sport auto customized).
Anyway, took a shot yesterday replacing the TPS, and had ZERO slips on the way to work this morning. I drive 95 miles a day at least, and it was slipping 20-30 times a each way. This was a huge relief.
Thanks again to everyone on here for you help.
#317 of 1029 Tranny Problems
Jan 15, 2008 (12:26 pm)
I have a 1997 dakota 2wd pickup was having problems drive a couple of blocks and it would stop going park it for a while and it would go a couple more blocks and stop.
I changed filter and fluid And while I was There I adjusted the Band to HAYNES specs and now it only goes foward and the fluid get real HOT what is wrong or is it time for a new tranny
#318 of 1029 Re: Transmission Problem [wwding]
Jan 16, 2008 (8:34 am)
I have a 98 dakota--my owners manual says that at ambient temperatures below -4. the trans mission will NOT go in to O.D. I live in Minnesota so this is a real problem for me. I'm trying a new TPS , and new plugs-cap-and wires. I've read in these forums this has helped.
#319 of 1029 Re 2002 4.9 auto tranny runs highs rev
Jan 16, 2008 (1:26 pm)
Seems to have hard time shifting from 1st to 2nd gears.; Youi hear high revs , although once motor warm high pitch rev goes away.
Thank for any help on this matter would be highly appreciated
#320 of 1029 shifing to 2nd gear at a stop and stalling the truck
Jan 17, 2008 (5:46 pm)
OK. I've been here before. so far I've changed my TPS (Throttle Positioning Sensor) and I have changed my ABS speed sensor. The replacement of the ABS Speed sensor had the biggest impact. The shifting to second gear while at a stop, stopped for a few weeks. While the shifting to second gear at a stop appeared to be fixed, now when coming to a stop (especially the last 15 – 20 feet) the ABS will engage. I have to let go of the brake peddle in order for the ABS to stop. Thirdly, now that it has been 5 weeks since the shifting to second gear at a stop has quit, it has returned. So now when I come to a stop, the ABS brakes engage 50% of the time when stop the last 15 – 20 feet and the transmission will shift to second gear at a stop 50% of the time. I’m getting desperate.
#321 of 1029 42RE won't shift out of 1st
Jan 21, 2008 (2:17 pm)
I have a 2002 dakota with 3.9,130,000 miles. recently started not wanting to downshift,now it won,t shift out of low,it also has reverse.the temp light has come on.I haven't noticed it slipping,but the fluid stinks!! Any ideas would be appreciated!
Also,isn't there a way to check code with out a scanner? someone said something
about turning the key a certain number of times to get code for tranny??