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#1867 of 2056 transmission problem HELP!
Jul 06, 2011 (10:09 pm)
This is a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 140,000 miles
(i am not transmission/vehicle savy...if the check engine light is on and my gas guage isnt on E...i dont know how to fix the problem.)
I drive the vehicle for 30 minutes and the the Overdrive turns "off" and starts shifting HARD...sometimes the "trans temp" warning light comes on but shortly goes away. The overdrive light stays on until i turn the truck off or do some in town driving around (25-30mph)but still shifts hard i cant hit the O/D button to turn it back on so the O/D light will go away.
I have had the transmission replaced (90 day warranty is already up ) and spent too much money trying to fix a problem that still isn't fixed...
i also notice whenever i am in cruise control mode (aprox 60 - 75) the rpm fluctuate 1000RPM like a small heartbeat.
I am unable to use this vehicle to drive home on leave because of this problem.
Can anyone assist me with some advise. It would be greatly appreciated
#1868 of 2056 Re: transmission problem HELP! [djangotheclown]
Jul 07, 2011 (12:42 pm)
You probably have a 46RE transmission. I will try to offer you some help, but first a few questions:
Are you the original owner?
What engine is in this truck?
Was the transmission replaced for the problem you're having now?
#1869 of 2056 Re: transmission problem HELP! [dustyk]
Jul 07, 2011 (1:26 pm)
no i am not the original owner.
the engine is i wanna say 5.2L v8
the transmission was replaced because it wouldnt shift out of 1st gear at all.
#1870 of 2056 Re: Trans. not disingaging [dojynn]
Jul 07, 2011 (10:06 pm)
I have 2006 Dually 3500 5.9l I-6 w/ auto trans. When i am stopped at a light i need to apply extra brake pressure as the truck wants to go forward. As i release the brake ( no trottle applied the truck revs for a second and then seems to be normal. Same thing happens when i am stopped in drive, 2nd, 1st, or rev. When i shift from any gear to neutral ( while stopped) the truck revs increas to about 1800 rpm for a second then returns to normal rpm. I AM TOLD TO REPLACE THE TOURK CONVERTER AND VALVE BODY, sounds to me to be the converter solenoid.
Does anyone know the real solution?
#1871 of 2056 Re: transmission problem HELP! [djangotheclown]
Jul 11, 2011 (5:27 pm)
The 46RE transmission has a sensor that monitors the fluid temperature. If there is an over heat condition present the torque converter will not lock and you will not have overdrive (4th gear).
*The transmission could be overheating due to poor or restricted fluid flow. Clogged filter. Sticking or stuck anti-drainback valve in the return line. A good shop will flush or replace the cooling lines and the transmission cooler that's internal to the radiator after a rebuild. Many shops will replace the anti-drainback valve on Chryslers as preventative maintenance.
*Transmission Throttle Valve out of adjustment or sticking. Return spring missing.
*Intermitent O/D Switch, intermitent O/D Switch circuit problem, or an open O/D fuse.
*The transmission temperature sensor or its related circuit could be malfunctioning.
*The engine coolant sensor is defective or the engine is overheating.
*The Distance Sensor is defective.
*Low hydraulic pressure (fluid flow issue or weak pump).
* Overdrive Solenoid malfunction.
*Worn or inoperative Overdrive Clutch.
*Valve Body malfunction. Clogged Solenoid Feed Orifice, stuck or sticking solenoid, Overdrive Piston malfunction.
That's a list of the usual and most likely things.
#1872 of 2056 99 Dodge 2500
Jul 16, 2011 (3:56 pm)
Hello, I have a 99 dodge 2500, original owner, The transmission seems to have failed. If I turn the vehicle off and restart the vehicle, The transmission will engage and I will be able to drive it for about 5 minutes at about 15 mph. Then the tranny will slip and not engage. Does anybody know what this problem is, Do I need a new transmission, The vehicle has 170,000. Im not a transmission guy and knew very little about transmissions, Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
#1873 of 2056 Re: 99 Dodge 2500 [gtustin]
Jul 16, 2011 (8:44 pm)
don't give up. It could be needing the three valve/solenoids in the oil pan. easy to replace when changing the oil. just need the parts and an allen wrench.
but first. tranny's usually slip when the tranny is hot not cold. so it should be slipping all the time once warmed up if the tranny is totally bad.
look to get more info as quick as possible. the oil change is easy, the 3 valve/solenoids are expensive, like $150 to buy them. so i don't recommend just trying it.
I fixed mine, but I still paid for a tranny shop to run the codes and diagnose it. money well spent. even though they were not fully correct in their diagnosis. The shop also wanted over $500 to fix the valves and change the oil. what a rip.
#1874 of 2056 1998 Ram 1500 1st and Reverse
Jul 18, 2011 (6:28 pm)
98 1500 4x4, 5.9, 46re. Trans is as of today freshly rebuilt. Still only have 1st and reverse. Throttle cable is good and actuates smoothly. Replaced speed sensor, no change. When in D, if I back off the throttle it acts like it's going to shift but never makes it to 2nd. Put it in 1 and it holds the gear like it should. Running low on ideas and cash. Help?
#1875 of 2056 Re: 99 Dodge 2500 [affdesco]
Jul 20, 2011 (5:16 am)
i seem to be having the same problem, a couple of weeks ago i noticed a wirring sound when i would reverse in garage , then a week ago noticed slight wirring when in traffic thought it was a/c pump then lost drive when cold can move truck and then slips to no drive have to turn off and on to drive , obviously not using truck at the moment. mine is a 2003 5.9 2wd with 140000 miles i was thinking of flushing lines and changing filters should have done a few weeks ago any other advice would be appreciated
#1876 of 2056 Re: No gears worked at all but then drive only started to.. [darik]
Jul 20, 2011 (5:29 am)
my problem is very similar to this did you get it sorted what was the problem