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#624 of 1029 Dakota shift solenoid problem?
Jul 07, 2009 (12:29 pm)
I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota 4x4, 3.9L, automatic. It is showing 2 codes, 0743 (torque converter) and 0753 (shift solenoid). The trans will only operate in 2nd and 3rd. I cleared the codes and the 0743 went away but not the 0753 (shift solenoid). I also tried to clean the plug on the transmission, but the only one I could find had only three wires ( if I remember correctly) and was right where the shifter cable went in the tranny. It looks like the previous owner may have put a used PCM in it, since it has a partsyard type of handwritten number on it. At any rate, I am trying to pinpoint the problem without having to replace everything. I am a fairly good mechanic. Can anyone give me some good advice where to start? This is my first Dodge in a long time. Ironically, the last one I had (a Dodge Ram 1500 4x4) had erratic shifting in the tranny the whole time I had it, so I sold it). But I like this little Dakota an awful lot.
#625 of 1029 Re: Dakota shift solenoid problem? [pedm]
Jul 07, 2009 (6:07 pm)
I replaced shift solenoid B, but it did not help (code 0753). It turned out the 8-pin electrical connector (on the transmisson) had the locking tab broken off, so the plug could not fully seat and seal the plug. This allowed the pressure from the transmission to push fluid up around and past the pins inside the connector resulting in a bad electrical connection. After the plug was replaced, I never had another problem. That was over two years ago. My '99 Dakota is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned.
#626 of 1029 Re: Dakota shift solenoid problem? [rbentsen]
Jul 07, 2009 (6:10 pm)
Can you tell me the exact location of the electrical connection on the transmission you are speaking of. The only one I could see was on the driver's side and was a three wire ( I think) connection). Right above it was what looked like the shifter cable.
#627 of 1029 Vibration around transfer case after 60mph
Jul 09, 2009 (7:23 am)
I have a 4x4 1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L V6. Recently, I have been experiencing a loud whizzing/vibration noise around my transfer case which only occurs from 60mph and up. The engine and transmission both seem to be running fine, but I was just concerned about the noise from the transfer case.
Just as an added note, when I move the transfer shifter up just a tad at the 2WD position, the noise becomes higher pitched.
#628 of 1029 Re: Dakota shift solenoid problem? [pedm]
Jul 09, 2009 (12:40 pm)
You are probably referring to the shaft speed sensor, which will cause the speedo to go out if it is defective.The connector I am referring to is on the driver's side toward the front of the transmission. It is a round plug with 8 pins inside. It is not easy to get to. That is why I had a transmission shop change the connector once I found out where the problem was. They actually cut the male portion of the plug and used butt-splices to wire in the new plug. The Chilton manual shows 9 wires going from the PCM to the transmission, so I know there is more than just 3.
#629 of 1029 1995 Dakota 4X4 5.2 V8
Jul 12, 2009 (6:09 pm)
I just replaced the front and rear seals along with filter and fluid. The transmission has 75,000 miles on it. It worked fine before changing these items. Now it does not upshift to 3-4 or lockup unless I turn the OD off and then back on. Any suggestions?
#630 of 1029 2001 Quadcab 4.7 trans code p0987
Jul 14, 2009 (5:06 am)
My Dakota has a trouble code from the auto trans P0987 4C Hydraulic Pressure Test Failure. I can't find anyone who can tell me anything about it. Caseyly
#631 of 1029 Transfer Shifter not engaging
Jul 14, 2009 (7:24 pm)
I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7 liter V8 4x4 and I just pulled into a parking lot and immediately started to hear a clinking of sorts and it sounded like it was coming from the transfer case area. I checked the stick shift for the four wheel and it was loose as if it wasn't engaging at all. I put in the place that it should be and the noise stopped, but the stick didn't "lock" in place. Any ideas what it could be? Is there a clip or something could have come loose?
#632 of 1029 Re: Transfer Shifter not engaging [tbizzle]
Jul 15, 2009 (4:16 pm)
I had a chance to get under there today and saw that the shift linkage is detached. It looked like where it should attach is broken or there is a ring missing or both. My Haynes manual tells how to adjust the linkage but doesn't provide any pictures, so I'm not sure if all parts are there or not.
Jul 17, 2009 (11:48 am)
My newly acquired 2000 Dakota Quad Cab has a minor slippage occurring when seated in the drivers seat. When you brake at a light the seat shifts forward about an inch. Any ideas on repairing this. I understand this happens alot on these vehicles. Thank you