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#5 of 9 2002 dodge dakota quad cab won't shift out of 2nd
Nov 17, 2011 (4:16 pm)
i am at my wits end with this truck sometimes runs like a dream and then sometimes it won't shift out of 2nd gear have to over-rev vehicle to go 35 to 40 miles per hour, please help reading posting it's either a 400$ tcm or some kind of cheap relay just need help thanx, this is a 6cyl truck with 150k miles on it.
#6 of 9 Re: 2002 dodge dakota quad cab won't shift out of 2nd [plaindeal]
Nov 17, 2011 (9:43 pm)
There are many reasons for the transmission not to shift properly from 2-3.
Yes, there are sensors in the transmission that help the PCM accomplish
smooth shifting through the gears at the correct rpm.
1. (TSS) Transmission speed sensor, located around the rear of the transmission.
2. Variable pressure solenoid (located inside the transmission) in the
shift valve control body.
3. Transmission fluid pressure sensor (located inside the transmission
4. Transmission temperature sensor
5. Transmission relay (located in the PDC) which controls +12v power
the a) variable (shift) force solenoid
b) 3-4 shift solenoid (to get into O/D)
c) TCC (torque convertor clutch) solenoid control
the PCM provides gnd (control) to the other side of these solenoids.
There could also be a mechanical issue in the transmission:
front band (which controls the front planetary gear set, could need adjustment;
or the 2-3 shift valve sticking inside the valve control body of the transmission
the following electrical issues inside the transmission:
a) IF Torque convertor locks up in 2nd or 3rd gear;
Lockup solenoid.....( relay or wiring issue)
b) IF harsh 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 shifts, it could also be:
Lockup solenoid malfunction (remove valve body and replace solenoid)
Jul 20, 2012 (9:27 pm)
i have a 2000 dodge dakota i just put a new clutch slave cylinder and master cylinder on it and now 5th gear and reverse wont work im out of ideas need some help
#8 of 9 2002 dodge dakota 4.7 v8 shifts into 3rd gear
Mar 26, 2013 (5:48 am)
I am having problems with my truck shifting into 3rd gear after i drive maybe 50 feet down the road. When it shifts into third it doesn't downshift or shift into overdrive even if i floor it. This problem only happens when i first start my truck in the morning or if the truck sits for more then 8 hours. After i drive it a few miles i can shut my truck off and start it back up and it runs fine. I have replaced the transmission fluid pressure sensor and still the code comes up that the sensor is bad. I have also did a transmission filter and fluid change and when i did that the truck ran great for about a month and now have the same problem. Any help thank you very much.
#9 of 9 having problems with my 2000 doge dakota 3.9 v6 transmission
Sep 13, 2013 (6:24 am)
I have a 2000 dodge Dakota v6 and the problem is that when I start it and put it in gear and take off it sometimes will shift from first and into the other gears and sometimes it will stay in first and then I have to keep stopping and starting until it shifts into what I believe is second gear and it starts out from then on even when I come to a full stop in second gear but it shifts into the gears above that from then on