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#907 of 1029 Re: Trans Code Question: 2005 Dodge Dakota [lil_tiger77]
Aug 14, 2011 (7:44 am)
Need more specific info. Is this a V6 or a V8?
You didn't mention if this was a 4x4 or a 2wd, but the codes the way I'm
interpret them is p0700 (TCM transmission Control Module) is a transmission
control system malfunction. Couldn't find the p0876 code ..are you sure you
read the code right? The dakota doesn't have a transaxle, if it's a 4x4 it
will have a transfer case to allow power to be transfered to the front wheels
for 4 wheel drive situations. The "U/D" could mean upshift/downshift. On the
46re there is a shift solenoid and pressure switch that detects fluid pressure
and returns the information to the PCM (Power Control Module) or computer.
You also mentioned that putting the transmission in gear (Drive or Reverse)
from neutral."it doesn't want to go"..that could be a sign that the neutral
safet switch is faulty.
How is the transmission shifting when you do get it to go into gear. Do the
RPMs go up high and you get a hardshift or does the transmission appear
to shift normally at some predetermine rpm based on your driving habits.
In some dakotas (at least mine 1998) the transmission shifting is controlled
by a pressure solenoid which is then controlled by the PCM. The shifting point
is determined by the TSS (transmission speed sensor) located on the transmission.
#908 of 1029 Re: Transmission, Linkage...? [sherry35]
Aug 14, 2011 (8:06 am)
I had the same problem with my 1998 V8 5.2L recently. Hard shifts and
no check engine code initially. Drove me nuts for a while as the rpm would
go way up to 3500rpm before it hard shifted. It was like that for a while and
acted up when the truck and tranny got hot. Tried changing out the TPS,
but that was not the problem. Finally the check engine code came on after several weeks P0720 (VSS sensor output low) VSS (Vehicle speed sensor
is actually a transmission speed sensor and provides input to the PCM to
calculate optimum shift points from 1-2 and 2-3.
After that stroke of luck, the VSS/TSS was changed out ($50 item) and
the transmission is shifting normally and smoothly.
I don't know what I would have had to do had I not got that code. It could
have been a costly repair at a transmission shop.
#909 of 1029 Re: Trans Code Question: 2005 Dodge Dakota [carverman]
Aug 15, 2011 (5:38 am)
Oh, I forgot those details. Sorry. I have a 4x4 quad cab automatic V8.
Yes, the RPM's do go up to 2 1/2 when I first start it and it usually idles down about one minute down the road. This happens either in drive or reverse, they both hesitate and get the higher RPM's when first started in the morning and again when I get out of work.
The dealership cleaned the throttle cable and replaced the celenoid. They also replaced the transmission filters.
#910 of 1029 Re: Trani problems [fedup25]
Aug 25, 2011 (10:13 pm)
Your starting in 3rd gear is a Governor solenoid and/or pressure sensor. I had the same problem with my 04 grand cherokee(42re tranny) and while I was in there I replaced both just as insurance parts cost about 150.00 with fluid and filter. With the 3.9 the 42re and in some cases the 44re was offered you can be sure by looking in your glove box on the sticker it will tell you everything from tranny,transfer case,brakes,paint code axle ratio and so on. The o/d light coming on after driving and not leaving 3rd is a limp mode the computer tells the tranny to do this to prevent and further damage to be done. Im not sure if the solenoid or sensor will cause this problem but it might be call a tranny shop and ask them most will be happy to answer your questions.
#911 of 1029 Re: Trani problems [fedup25]
Aug 26, 2011 (8:57 am)
I have the same problem thow i have 2 wheel drive can you tell me what the cure was,
#912 of 1029 Re: Trans Code Question: 2005 Dodge Dakota [kimberlyjacker]
Aug 29, 2011 (1:54 pm)
HuH? I don't understand what you mean "goes up to 2 1/2 when I first start it and idles down the road"
If you have the 46re transmission with the shift solenoid, the PCM
will shift from 1st to 2nd around 2500 rpm, then from 2nd to 3rd around
2200rpm. Once in 3rd gear, it will shift to OD and the rpms will drop down
to about 1500rpm as long as you are at low speeds. This is the way
my truck shifts. The shifting is done by the PCM as it learns your driving
habits. The sensor that determines this shifting is the TSS (Transmission
speed sensor or vehicle speed sensor) located on the transmission.
#913 of 1029 vibrating tranny
Aug 29, 2011 (7:47 pm)
1987 dodge dakota 3.9 v6 automatic 2wd . tranny started rattling and vibrating without any type of indication. any ideas as to what is causing this would be appreciated
#914 of 1029 Re: vibrating tranny [scottio]
Aug 30, 2011 (5:29 am)
1987? Maybe the u-joints on the driveshaft are gone?
These don't have grease fittings, so in time (24 yrs), you have to figure that the U-joints have served you well, if it's just starting to vibrate now.
Don't leave it that way for very long, as that vibration is hard on the tranny and it could result in some expensive transmission repairs!
If it was mine, I would have them replaced ASAP.
#915 of 1029 2005 Dakota tranny slips for when cold at first start
Aug 31, 2011 (7:53 pm)
Hello, I have no idea whats wrong but when I first start my truck when its cold it seems to have no presure in the transmision for about 30 seconds and then it finally grabs and from their it runs and shifts fine... no trouble codes yet... anyone no possible solution to this issue???
its a 05 Dakota 4.7l v8 qaud cab 2 wheel drive... has 60,000 miles runs strong just the initial stall till it ingages..
I thank Anyone that has any knowledge bout it....
#916 of 1029 reply: 2005 Dakota tranny slips when cold
Sep 01, 2011 (4:45 am)
Not sure what transmission type your truck is using but the way the Chrysler automatics work is that in Park, the torque convertor is not completely filled. Once you start it up and
shift into Neutral, the transmission fluid pump (running with the engine idleing) will fill up
the torque converter so that when you switch to Drive, the torque convertor is operational.
That is why you should always check fluid level on Chrysler transmissions in Neutral, not
There is a drainback valve located in the transmission line next to the radiator that prevents
fluid drainback when the vehicle is parked for a lengthy time. Maybe it's blocked and restricting
fluid flow to the pressure pump in the transmission.
The other thing is that it takes a second or two, to build up the pressure in the govenor pressure solenoid/regulator valve on the transmission control body to allow the PCM to shift for you.
There is a fluid pressure sensor in the govenor regulator transmission that feeds back
pressure information to the PCM to allow shifting.
There is also a temperature sensor that tells the PCM when the correct transmission temperature is reached (thermistor) for overdrive operation, but this shouldn't affect
the lower gear shifts.
Auto transmissions are very complicated, so it's hard to zero in on what the problem may be
in your case, as there may be a simple cause for the delay in your case.
Inside the transmission control valve body there are 1-2 , 2-3 and 3-4 (overdrive) shift valves, as well as the planetary gear set and a forward and rear clutch and bands that control shifting. Correct fluid pressure is required for these to function in normal operation.