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#1118 of 2056 trans shifting problems
Jul 14, 2009 (8:02 am)
I have a 1996 1500 dodge ram pickup, auto trans. My problem is When I start off it seems like it is out of gear, then there is a slight bump into gear...
Having a hard time going from 2nd to 3rd, early morning seems to do better... will go sometimes 1day or 2 real good, almost normal then back to acting up. I had a guy to work on the trans about 1 month ago, I think all he did was clean out (not sure) it ran real good about 1 month , now back to the same shifting problems. DO I NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION, I HOPE NOT....any help?
Jul 14, 2009 (12:07 pm)
I have a ‘06 Dodge 3500 Cummins Diesel with a 5.9 engine. Yesterday I was towing my equipment (total gvw about 24k) and as I was going up a hill in tow haul on the interstate at about 65mph I heard the engine/transmission slip. It seemed as though the gears slipped and made a whining noise for a split second. I kept going and was noticing the engine/transmission noise had changed but still had plenty of power. After my job was done and heading back home I was going up another hill on the interstate and this time the rpm’s went to about 3000 and I could tell I lost some power. After I pulled over and checked the fluids I resumed my drive. This time I kept the truck at about 55mph and when I went up a hill lowered the mph so the engine would not drop into a lower gear. This seemed to work but I noticed the usual pleasant hum of the engine was not the same. Today I changed my oil and air filters (it was due), and the mechanic cleaned a “coil” that is under the transmission. The problem is still there. Any suggestions? I have about 72 k on the odometer.
#1120 of 2056 Sensor in the transmission fluid pan
Jul 14, 2009 (9:14 pm)
Help! Okay, I have a 2001 4x4 3500 Dodge Dually Diesel engine. All of a sudden out of the clear blue it started acting like it was out of fuel, then the engine stopped. I managed to get it off the road and even though my fuel gauge said I had 1/8 of a tank and the digital fuel gauge said I had 60 miles left, I went ahead and put 5 gal of diesel in it to eliminate that. Still wouldn't start back up.
Towed it in and the guy checked everything out with the computer and said everything was okay. However, he had to vacuum out the fuel filter before he could get it to start again. The truck runs, but still acts like the truck is surging. Especially going uphill. It acts like it doesn't want to shift. However, if you tromp down on the accelerator peddle, it will shift.
Now, to further complicate things. I took off the transmission relay switch and cleaned it off. The truck ran great, with no surging, for two days, then starting acting up again. I decided that must be the problem so I replaced it. It still does it! I really don't think it is the transmission but am at a loss as to what it could be.
Any ideas? Thanks!
Coincidence? The gauges are all messed up, both the one on the dash and the digital one over the rear view mirror. Could it be electrical?
#1121 of 2056 Re: Reverse Only [aimlessjim]
Jul 15, 2009 (2:21 pm)
Hi. I was just curious if you resolved your trans problem. I have the same problem, but still searching for an answer.
#1122 of 2056 Re: 2001 Ram 1500 5.9 - 105k miles [ramtrans]
Jul 15, 2009 (2:31 pm)
Have you found a soulution to your trans proble ? I have the same problem with mine.
#1123 of 2056 Re: 2001 Ram 1500 5.9 - 105k miles [tamsguy62]
Jul 15, 2009 (3:21 pm)
Not sure if you were asking me for a reply, but yes I did. Two sensors, vehicle speed sensor and the transmission speed sensor.
#1124 of 2056 Re: 2001 Ram 1500 5.9 - 105k miles [rdbarton]
Jul 15, 2009 (3:35 pm)
Thank you. I'll check then next.
#1125 of 2056 2001 Dodge Ram, 46RE, 360 Engine, Shifting with NO Codes.
Jul 16, 2009 (10:27 am)
I start my truck and take off. It shifts fine until I slow down or stop. Then it stays in first gear. I can get in it ten minutes later and the same thing again.
NO CODES on the odometer or LIGHTS...
I have first and reverse...
I supposedly had the Governor solenoid and sensor changed as well as the filter and fluid and the same problem still exists.
The Check-ball has been removed from the line too.
I am thinking a speed sensor or a TPS?
#1126 of 2056 trans issues electrical or machanical
Jul 17, 2009 (6:38 am)
my 99 1500 4x2 is all wacky the trans does not not shift at correct shift points when warm. lights are on in my dash but not trans lights it has had a trans flush, fuel injector cleaning,tune up, new speed sensor in pumpkin, new speed sensor in tail trans shaft, and still the problem is there this problem all started when my speedometer went out please someone help me before i go postal.I hate taking my vehical to a shop and get a diagnostic and get the same crap it could be this or that well how do i know what to fix not made of money ready to spend money to rebuild trans but im afraid its something electrical newrebuilt trans and still the problems there please help
#1127 of 2056 Re: trans issues electrical or machanical [somadd]
Jul 17, 2009 (9:24 am)
I can't remember what it's called, but it's a plug that just screws into the tranny. Basically it's a sensor that tell the truck what the tranny temp is. Mine would read negative 7 at all times and never shift into overdrive. Ask a shop that may be the problem. That is something you can also go to a dealer for and they did my truck for $85 and they diagnosed the problem