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#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.
#917 of 1029 Re: Ive got issues [sailinsolo27]
Sep 09, 2011 (12:36 pm)
I've got a 92 Dakota with 177K miles that just stared doing this almost exactly as you describe your issue. At first it would rectify itself after a couple of minutes but now it continues until I come to a complete stop. Did you ever find an answer?
#918 of 1029 Re: Ive got issues [scat2]
Sep 09, 2011 (12:46 pm)
The sensors seem to be the first place to start. My problem has persisted and now is worse. The transmission is slipping. It's at the dealership again