Meaning, it pumps the fluid through the transmission much the same way a jet boat pumps water through it to move the boat, but in this case the fluid power is directed through several lines causing the gears to move. If you are in doubt if it shifted or not, pull the shifter back down to Low. The truck wouldn't shift from 3-4. Caravan and Ram are notorious for early trans. Then she recalled that part being replaced prior to the failure. An unplugged electrical connector on the transmission will prevent overdrive from turning on too. Fluid is up and nice color.
Are you seeing any metal in it? This was a very dangerous and could have caused other accidents. Pull down on the band apply arm as pictured below with your fingers. It should only be switched off when pulling a heavy trailer. Why are you switching overdrive on and off manually? Check for vacuum leaks, this could very well be your culprit too. Dodge had a problem with the webbing of their torque converters flaking off, causing transmission cooliant lines to plug up.
The one brake has continually not closed properly and therefor does not wear like the other 3. If that's not possible find a large parking lot to use for our test. Consumer learned of the trans coolant connect recall. I asked don griesbaum if the transmission is defective with no fault on my part, how much is this going to cost me. . Scranton Dodge would have to disassemble the trans.
Your mechanic can connect a hand-held computer to access information from the engine computer. Called Chrysler 1-800-992-1997 spoke to don griesbaum, ext. Transmission problem 1997 Dodge Ram V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic rpm wont drop when overdrive switch is activated. Mon Problems Mins 47re Diesel Tech 50 best dodge ram pickup 3500 savings from 2 799 dodge diesel 5 9 mins has very low power issues poor performance the strongest dodge transmission ever built diesel power 2016 nissan an xd pro 4x diesel long term verdict motor trend the strongest dodge transmission ever built diesel power. It is behind a thin plate with 3-4 small torq screws. So here goes my attempt to help you out.
Transmissions are extremely expensive to fix, and Dodge should take responsibility for the defective parts. At this time both our Dodge trucks are unreliable, and becoming increasingly expensive to continue to fix. Any help on this would be awsome. Switch seems to be working fine. They are likely in the case of the transmission and will eventually get between other gears.
I have a coppy of the repair bill with a listing of parts replaced. It seems to be common in these trucks from 80,000 - 100,000 miles, and Dodge refuses to pay for any of it, although they apparently made an upgrade kit for it. Mechanic says it started in the overdrive mechanism and went from there. The component has not failed, but it is very irritating to say the least. My husbands Dodge truck is having the same problem. Upon taking the vehicle for repairs the mechanic informed us that the manfacturer was aware of the problem, which was caused by an inner seal groove. Consumer learned of the trans coolant connect recall.
Scranton Dodge performed diagnostic test revealed code 37: Overdrive lockup solenoid malfunction , said trans. What a pleasant surprise she got when her fuel mileage shot way up. This generally occurs when load is placed on engine, as in going up a long shallow grade. The only thing disconnecting the battery will do is erase the stored fuel trim data that took a long time to develop and memorize. Park position with ignition key in the lock position, vehicle shifter moved out of park, knocked owner down and ran over me, continued to roll back hit second car, continued to keep going until it hit a curb. Transmission burned fluid, causing it to fail.
Atty gen, Dodge, file 9921927 on 4-18-02, may I please have a copy of this with your letterhead as well as a reply so I can foward this to the atty gen. Any diagnostic fault codes in the engine computer's memory will also be lost. Took truck to aamco and they said it was caused by a check vaulve that was in the transmission line that was replaced due to a recall. The vehicle felt as if it was in neutral. Transmission burned fluid, causing it to fail. They built, they would be bankrupt.
I would probably say change your fluid and transmission filter. I have been making payments on a truck that has been sitting in my driveway since November. No warranty help because truck was over warranty coverage by 2,950 miles. Have disconnected the battery to reset the P. The dealer where I have the vehicle serviced didn't have an answer. Said ok to drive until transmission starts slipping. Here is a link to the website.
It's not that big of a job if you have a place you can work on your vehicle. Is this something I could tackle myself or should I defer to professional? Quad 4x4 has a new patented main shaft and gear that is guaranteed for life torque king it will be the last fix you do. The last two days all of the shifting problems have disappeared, granted I've only driven for 20 mins at a time. Dealer says it is just the way the truck drives, but it is beyond that. If it is sending the command, but the transmission isn't going into overdrive, there's an internal mechanical problem. Dealer stated that Dodge does not have an answer to the problem. I am surprised that this has not been reported before.