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#63 of 1029 Re: shift problems [jneal]
Dec 10, 2006 (9:01 am)
The issue with curious_gears 99 dakota is very common, i drive a 1997 Dodge Dakota 4x4 sport and the transmission does not want to take off in first, the trouble codes that i had read from the OBD II reader were "P1762 which read out Governor Pressure Sensor offset improper voltage" and "P1764 which also read out that the governor pressure sensor voltage too low." The GPS is a newer element too the mopar trannies it is only 9 years old in fact the first year it was included was on the year dakota i drive and it is a fairly cheap item and the link to the web site that is the only remanufacturing company of this malfunctioning piece is http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Sensor-Governor-Pressure-96-99-A500-42RE_W0QQitem- Z180040826826QQihZ008QQcategoryZ33727QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem or you can reach them at there own site www.artransmissions.net
#64 of 1029 98 Dakota, 3.9L 2wd/auto, what is the tranny on this
Dec 11, 2006 (12:23 pm)
What is the transmission on this dodge dakota truck? Extended cab, AC.
#65 of 1029 Re: 98 Dakota, 3.9L 2wd/auto, what is the tranny on this [dervin1]
Dec 26, 2006 (12:09 am)
standard 4 speed auto
#66 of 1029 Re: Dakota transmission not shifting [deac3]
Dec 26, 2006 (12:15 am)
i had a very similar problem with my 1999 dakota, except it wouldnt shift into 2nd unless i let up off the gas.
i took it into the dealer and they couldnt find anything, nor could my local mechanic. i changed the fluid and that went fine, but it still refused to shift. then it didnt want to go into 4th, but when it did this it would jsut start to shift then rev very high and then engage. i dont own the truck anymore, as i sold it during a week that it was driving normally
#67 of 1029 Re: 98 Dakota, 3.9L 2wd/auto, what is the tranny on this [70ss454_man]
Dec 26, 2006 (2:32 pm)
Correction: The "4 speed auto" is NOT the 'standard' transmission on the Dakota. The 4-speed MANUAL transmission comes "standard" on the Dakota unless you pay extra for an automatic transmission.
I orderd my Dak from the factory (because is is cheaper to do so than purchase from dealers lot) I opted to NOT pay the $893 for the automatic xmission for the following reasons.
1) Automatic xmsission requires MUCH more periodic maintainance.
2) Automatic always gets worse MPG than manual trannie.
3) I found much better ways to spend $893 on my factory-orderd Dakota. (like to get the V8 which gets BETTER MPG than the V6!!)
#68 of 1029 truck dies when put into gear
Dec 30, 2006 (2:26 pm)
I have 95 Dakota 6cyl 3.9l with automatic tranny. It died on me one day as I was pulling into a gas station. When I started it and put it into gear it would die. So, what's up?
#69 of 1029 Re: truck dies when put into gear [mike_1017]
Jan 07, 2007 (2:13 pm)
The Dakota are equiped with a lock type torque converter. I had the same problem with my 94 Dakota.
#70 of 1029 1998 Dodge Dakota Hard shifting when cold.
Jan 07, 2007 (2:25 pm)
I have a 1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L, 4x4, Auto., and when it is cold, it has a hard time shifting into 2nd. Is there any advice on that? Not to familiar with dodges.
#71 of 1029 Re: Dakota automatic gear shifter stuck in park [mruhl]
Jan 07, 2007 (9:06 pm)
If your problem is not fixed or figured out yet, I may have you answer. I have an 02 Ext Sport with 4.7 V8 with the same issue. Dealer had it three times in the last 12 months and finally told me the only way to fix is to replace the column. $1800 OUCH NO WAY! The shifter lock is spring-loaded and when you rotate the key a gate allows this lock to slide towards the driver. The spring is not allowing this when it is cold. Take the upper and lower column covers off and look for the lock blocking the shifter. Turn the key to unlock the column and if it does not retract, a simple push will allow it. This way you can see hoe it all works together (ignition, gate, sliding lock and shifter mechanism). I have some pics in a powerpoint if interested.
#72 of 1029 Dakota transmission not shifting out of first
Jan 07, 2007 (10:02 pm)
I have a '99 Dakota R/T with the 3-speed w/overdrive auto-transmission. Now one day I accelerated from a stop and the tranny failed (went to redline) to shift into second until I let off the gas. Immediately after the tranny proceeded to slip and fail to downshift and was acting up. After that when I'd drive some where the first gear exchange from 1st to 2nd, the tranny would hold onto 1st till about 3500 RPM but every shift after that it would shift fine. Then one day I drove to a fuel station, same thing actino except when I left the fuel station it never shifted out of first... I changed the filter/fluids didn't help. The fluid showed no signs of excessive wear, burned clutches or bands. The wiring was sound. CAN ANYONE HELP?!?! Is there solenoids, fuses, wiring that could be bad? Any help would be great.