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#851 of 1029 Trans temp light coming on and over drive shutting off, and not able to tur
Sep 08, 2010 (2:22 pm)
I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport. 3.9 L, automatic. Within the last two weeks, the transmission temperature gauge has been coming on and off. The transmission temperature is fine, and there is plenty of water in the radiator to cool the engine. When the transmission temperature light comes on, the over drive shuts off, and I cannot turn it back on, it is like it is stuck in the off position. When the transmission temp light comes on the engine shifts, like once you reach a certain rpm and it goes into the next gear. The transmission temperature light doesn't stay on for more than 30 seconds. Any suggestions??? A few years ago we had a rebuilt engine put in the truck because I was driving on 95 one day and a rod went through the oil pan, when it was replaced, I noticed the truck when it is idle, or at stop that it feels like it wants to stall, it never has, but I found out the cylinder number 5 misfires. The rebuilt engine probably has about 65,000 on it as the truck itself has 123,000. The only thing I can think of is that it is a sensor, the steering column and lever has been recalled on my truck, but I haven't had a chance to get it fixed, and it does not stay in park sometimes.
#852 of 1029 Re: 2000 dakota tranny issue [lhendrickson]
Sep 14, 2010 (9:57 am)
Hey Try park/safty switch its about 25 bucks. it on the driver side of the tranny. it sticks the side 1" socket. good luck
#853 of 1029 ABS and Brake light on intermittantly
Sep 19, 2010 (1:05 pm)
I have a 2000 dakota with a 3.9L. Have been having the ABS and brake light stay on after starting the engine. This happens about 90% of the time. Other times it starts and the lights go out like they should. Gives me the impression thet there is a poor connection somewhere but not shure where to look. Any ideas?
#854 of 1029 Tranny Shifting problem.
Sep 20, 2010 (7:51 am)
Hello Fellow Dakotians,
90 V6-3.9 auto trans w/Overdrive Button 130K+miles.
When Driving normally/not so normally. It wont upshift into final gear unless i am pushing 65mph+ and staying on the accelerator., The slightest reduction of acceleration and "Bam" She'll Downshift 1 -Gear Throwing the RPM's Horrific ally Upward until i hammer down on the accelerator again. I dont have a problem with flying on the freeway my way, But the CHP do. Please for you to help! thank you., signed the current TICKET MASTER RECEIVER OF SO. CA.
#855 of 1029 trans won't shift out5 of first
Sep 27, 2010 (5:25 pm)
9. revs up but won't upshift.9 dakota automatic,318 4x4
#856 of 1029 Transmission shifting problem
Oct 01, 2010 (4:31 am)
2001 Dakota 4.7 4x4 slt quad cab. Trans shifts in and out of overdrive at around 40-45 mph erratically and is starting to do it around 65mph. New fluid and filter, recently changed crank and camshaft sensor. Check engine light comes on but shuts off by the time I make it to mechanic. This has been an ongoing problem for a while now and need some info. Also idle seems to be erratic sometimes going from 500 rpm to 1500 rpm. Any help would be appreciated.
Oct 01, 2010 (7:25 pm)
I have a 2001 dodge dakota, 4.7. The digital gear shift indicator display on the instrument panel is rotating continuously over all gears. Also the transmission feels as though its not shifting properly. The truck has been sitting for over a year, but othe...
#858 of 1029 2002 Dakota shift indicator goes out - won't start
Sep 27, 2010 (6:13 am)
#859 of 1029 2002 Dakota shift indicator goes out - won't start
Sep 27, 2010 (6:13 am)
I have 02 Dakota quad cab. Sporadically, when turning the key, the shift indicator will light up around the P but as soon as I try to start it, it goes out and the truck won't start / do anything. It happens off and on and when I shift through the gears, it'll light up around everything except park and neutral. Then after 5 or 10 minutes of trying every type of variation with the key, gearshift, stepping on brake etc., it'll magically stay on and start. Any ideas?
#860 of 1029 Dodge Dakota automatic shift indicator problem
Oct 04, 2010 (4:54 am)