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#821 of 1029 1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9 Shift Problems (update)
May 10, 2010 (8:04 am)
Updated from #817 - Today I started in 2 instead of D and it shifted fine and then when I got around 35, I switched to D and it shifted into drive without issue. However, if I slow down to maybe 10 - it stays in 3rd so I put it back in 2. This seems to work for now. I might try re-changing the fluid/filter again next week just to see if driving it has flushed out more grime. I tried adjusting the TV cable, but it didn't seem to make a difference. I guess I've always wondered what it was like to drive a manual shift with the shifter on the steering wheel, so now I kind of know.
#822 of 1029 Re: 5th update: dakota trans problem [dasboot72]
May 14, 2010 (5:13 pm)
Final update: my trans (46re/2001 dak/5.9) is running great! There must have been some residue in the trans that had to flush out over time. I have noticed that the TC lockup tends to work better in warm weather, but in any case it is 1000% better. Thanks to all and esp. Dasboot72 for all the help.
#823 of 1029 Re: hard shifts from 1st to 2nd gear... and high rpm's [obtampa1]
May 15, 2010 (4:58 pm)
No, the tranny has never been touched or looked at. Like I said, it only does it on occasion.
#824 of 1029 Re: Transmission interlock shutter
May 20, 2010 (3:28 pm)
After balancing the tires, I now can tell it is definitely a transmission problem. Took it back to dealer and now they are saying its the torque converter. Can it be just the torque converter or transmission also. I'm getting mixed advice, some say transmission is making torque converter go out and others are saying the problem is only the torque converter.
#826 of 1029 Re: Transmission interlock shutter , misfire??[cactus93]
May 29, 2010 (8:14 pm)
Hi, I need your advice on this please.
I Have a 2000 Dakota Quad Cab, 4.7L 4X4.
In my earlier post the advice I was given by the dealer and one transmission shop was that my torque converter was slipping during interlock. The problem was more noticeable after my tires got balanced. When truck in neutral or at any speed smooth, no tire balance problems. Now in an attempt to get a third opinion, one shop advised that I have a clogged fuel injector. They claimed computer showed, pass side bank was running a little rich. He concluded the torque converter was not bad after getting the truck to breakdown or sputter without the interlock engaged at any speed as long as motor rpms were below 2500. Now I can feel it too. He advised STP fuel injector cleaner at a high concentrate and blow it out on the freeway. After doing just that with no change in sputter (actually after a few passes on the freeway with a very heavy foot it sputtered worse). After that he felt a clogged injector or failing injector was the problem. I bought two injectors and he put them in, no change, he moved them and still no change.
**Please note that during all this I have no engine code.
He also replaced the TPS, no fix. Another mechanic felt that one of the coils might be breaking down. I bought one and put it in and test drove it in all 8 positions, no fix.
To date, the symptoms and attempted fixes have been as follows:
First felt vibration at 45 mph
Started feeling it more, went to dealer.
Drove a week and began to feel more noticeably.
After fuel injector cleaner, no fix, maybe worse.
The problem feels like a very week spark or misfire below 2500 rpms, also slight sputter or hesitation during hard acceleration.
Transmission fluids slightly dirty, had them change it.
Old worn plugs, changed myself with exact replacements and proper gap settings (0.40).
Tires out of balance, Balanced them.
Flash Updates for ECM and TCM, updated them.
Went home $450 lighter, still not fixed.
Torque Converter slipping during interlock. Both stated by dealer and first tranny shop.
or possible bad TCM (no codes)
Got engine to "misfire or sputter" without interlock engaged, not torque converter.
Clogged injector, ran truck hard with double dose of STP, no fix.
Bought 2 injectors and moved them around, no fix.
Possible bad or faulty coil, bought one and played ring around the motor, no fix.
Currently I'm out over $600 and fells worst than when I started.
No OBD codes.
Thanks for your help,
#827 of 1029 4.7L 545RFE 2004 Dakota issue
Jun 10, 2010 (1:23 am)
hey everyone new to the sight and would first start off wth a hello! ive been searching through the threads for most of the night and i like how there is so much information. But unfortionetly im not finding anything for my issue so here it goes.
Memorial weekend I got stuck in a clay mud hole, was rocking it back and forth in OD D 2 1 4HI 4L just to get out and had to get pulled out. Drove down to the river, washed up. drove back fine.. Started it up late to go some where but put it in any of the gears including reverse, put on the gas and wouldnt move. Or it does after I shut i off then it engage a gear but for such a short time. Then its like its in neutral when it is in R OD D 2 1.. Tried driving it but it is high reving like it isnt shifing into gear. Checked the fluid, its still pink but smelled kinda burnt. I am thinking im going to have to do a tranny rebuild, but my buddy and I were doing research tonight and it seems like its a electrical issue maybe a sensor. What do you guys think?
#828 of 1029 318 dakota tranny same as ram?? 4x4
Jun 12, 2010 (9:22 am)
#829 of 1029 2000 Dodge Dakota Transmission Problem
Jun 13, 2010 (6:28 am)
i have a 200 dodge Dakota 3.9 v6 i started to notice that my RPMs are jumping 200-500 wile driving. i took it into shop there is no codes at all and they want me to let them do an 80 dollar inspection after spending 200 on pulling codes and time and stuff. i just wanted to see if anyone new what was going on because if i have to replace or get a over hall done on it i dont wana have to spend the money to get them to look at it to tell me the same thing.. if anyone needs more information or has any idea what might be wrong please let me know.
the last time i brought it in they said it could be some shifting solenoid. i dont know how much that will be and if someone knows its not that please contact me
#830 of 1029 2005 Dakota shifting problem
Jun 25, 2010 (6:30 pm)
Looking for a little help with my 05 Dakota V8 4WD auto trans. At times, especially when it is below freezing, I will start the truck and put into drive, the transmission will not shift out of 1st gear. It will stay in first gear even up to 3500RPM and it almost feels like the trans is slipping because the truck is barley moving. After the engine runs for a couple of minutes the transmission will start to shift properly. The condition has worsened and is doing it more often, even in hot weather. I can tell right when I start the truck that it will not shift because there is a high pitched whirring sound and until the sound goes away, the truck will not shift out of first gear. The dealer can't seem to recreate the problem so they won't do anything. Anyway, my problem is sporadic and I'm hoping someone knows what it might be or has had similar. Thanks for any info!