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#356 of 1029 Dodge Dakota delayed transmission engagement
May 04, 2008 (10:09 am)
I have a 2005 Dakota Quad Cab with a V-8 engine. Periodically when starting out in the morning the engine races and the transmission feels like it isn't engaging correctly. After about a quarter of a mile, the door locks click in and the transmission engages correctly. I think the door locks are coincidence, but my wife isn't so sure. It has been this way since new and it never does it at the dealers and they say that they can't duplicate.
#357 of 1029 Dodge Dakota transmission ID
May 04, 2008 (5:13 pm)
I am trying to find out the model # of the 1987-1989 Ddoge Dakota 3 speed automatic transmission that couples up to a 2.5, 4 cylinder engine. Wokring on a special project and would sure like to find out what model that is.
Thank in advance,
Art in Seattle
#358 of 1029 Transimission problem
May 05, 2008 (6:05 am)
Hi I have a 1994 dodge dakota v8 5.4L and when I place truck into drive it will Over rev and not shift into second, then after not shifting the trans just completely disengages and will not work until the truck is turned off and back on again. please Help.
#359 of 1029 Re: 2003 Dakota Transmission Problems [brekd]
May 11, 2008 (6:23 pm)
Has this problem been resolved? If so what as done to fix it? I have the same problem.
#360 of 1029 tranny OD?
May 12, 2008 (11:14 am)
i have a 1994 dakota 5.2 auto 2-wheel dr and my Od quit,all other gears are fine,no chevk engine lite.Is there any one out there w/same problem and what shoul i do?
#361 of 1029 Transmission Slipping - any advice?
May 19, 2008 (10:20 am)
While driving my Automatic 4x4 2002 Dodge Dakota's engine started to rev up and began to coast...so now in normal (D) Drive....it doesn't go...I put it in 2 low and 3 low it will engage and drive...and it did get me home (thank goodness)...but now I have no idea if I should invest in a diagnostic tool because the transmission light came on after a few minutes turning the car off and on....or should I drive it in low to the dealer to get it diagnosed....or a transmission repair shop...so many horror stories I have read makes me want to stay away from transmission shops or dealers...HElp!!!! I need advice on this nightmare.....possible $3K repair job. Aarrrrg....
#362 of 1029 Re: Transmission Slipping - any advice? [gdakota02]
May 26, 2008 (4:10 am)
There are so many things that could be causing this. We really need to know what engine you have, how many miles, and what transmission maintenance have you performed.
#363 of 1029 98 Dakota Overdrive whine
May 28, 2008 (7:37 pm)
I have a 98 5.2L 4x4 at about 130K. There has been a faint whining noise for a while which
becomes audible at about 35 MPH when accelerating and remains when decelerating almost to 0
mph. It has been there for at least 60K miles I'd guess and was not sure what to make of it.
Dealer "couldn't hear it" as usual. Lost all faith in them.
I have been driving a car for a few months and the truck only once in a while. As I have
gone back to drive it periodically, the whine seems worse. Not sure if it really is or if
I'm just not used to it now.
Anyway, did some experimenting with it tonight and found that it is Overdrive related. Does
not occur when the O/D is off and goes away within two seconds as soon as the O/D is turned
off. Well that localizes it but I'm sure most shops will immediately want to pull the tranny
and rebuild it. Financially that is not in the cards. This is no longer my daily driver, but
occasionally I have to have a truck, sometimes for long trips. I have not pulled the pan and
I am not sure I'm up to it as I have never done it. I don't get inside engines and
transmissions but have done about everything else mechanical on vehicles.
The tranny seems to operate like new otherwise. No slipping or strange shifting. Have had
the tranny flushed, filter changed and refilled with Mopar synthetic twice so far in the
life of the truck, so it has been cared for. Fluid level seems normal.
What are the possible issues I am looking at here and potential costs? Is the overdrive unit
a separate unit within the transmission that can be pulled and replaced or rebuilt without
tearing down the tranny? Is it possible this is related to the control solenoid or other
external parts? (I doubt this one)
Any help appreciated.
#364 of 1029 proper overdrive use
May 30, 2008 (7:54 pm)
I have a 1992 dodge dakota with the neat little "overdrive off" swicth. What is the proper way to use this tranny around town, freeways and hills, with and without a laod. I have the 3.9 tranny. thanx for any help. btw. i have just aquired this well maintained truck.
#365 of 1029 Re: Overdrive Problems??? [rbryana]
May 31, 2008 (7:41 am)
It is Tecnically not Kiking out of over drive.
The Transmission has a Lock Up Torque Converter that is Electric controlled
The shift you feel is the torque conv. locking and unlocking.
There ere 2 Speed sensors 1 located in the rear axle and 1 located in the transmission.
I believe it is located in the output/ rear end of the Trans.
I had mine replaced on my 99 about 60000 miles ago. The other thing that those sensors can do is keep the lockup engauged and make the Trans act like a manual trans. when you come to a stop sign the engine dies as if you didn't step on the clutch