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#657 of 2056 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Transmission slipping
Nov 15, 2008 (8:29 am)
Recently my transmission has been slipping when cold, when going into low, when just starting from a stop with the brake on, after driving 10 minutes everything is fine. Also if I put it into park at stop sign, then put into drive it runs fine. It feels like what ever is supposed to let you idle with the brake on while in drive is not working when the truck is cold. Any suggestions?
#658 of 2056 Re: Not Downshifting in Drive [cstarr]
Nov 17, 2008 (10:17 am)
Ok,, I tried to get an answer here and no response. It was probably because I was new here.
Anyway, I took my 2500 to a Cottman Transmission and they said "it's slipping and there is metal on the stick, also said the scanner would not communicate!! All of which was bull!! I am not totally ignorant when it comes to dodge rams! I have been the owner operator of a repair shop for over 15 years and I have owned 5, I was in Phoenix buying 2 more to bring back to Mass.
Sorry for going on,, long story made short. If there is no pieces in the pan change the Governor Solenoid part #4617210 $120.00 and Transduce part #56028196AD $71.25. Used a good grade of ATF+4, Walmart sells Mopar brand for $4.50 something a quart. That should do it
By the way I drove mine 2700 miles back to Mass. towing a Ram 1500. Absolutely no problems with the trans.!! DON'T TRUST COTTMANS!!
#659 of 2056 Re: Not Downshifting in Drive [ff6196]
Nov 17, 2008 (1:00 pm)
Where exactly is the governor solenoid located? I have the same problem.
#660 of 2056 06 Ram 2500 diesle tranny leak
Nov 18, 2008 (5:34 pm)
Noticed a transmission leak on the forward part of my tranny where it connects to the bell housing. Its a automatic with 400000 miles. It drips about 1 drop every minute. This truck is babied for the most part. What do you suggest
#661 of 2056 Surprise, surprise! 47re tranny problems need help
Nov 20, 2008 (1:37 pm)
I have an 01 dodge ram 2500 4wd 140K with the cummins and an auto tranny. I have always noticed that when its parked for a day or more when i first start it up and put it in D it barely will go under its own power. Any ideas on this? I also have noticed lately that it feels like my parking brake is on. The engine revs up just fine but the truck really lags in movement. The really odd part is, is that it only does this sometimes. It doesnt matter warm or cold. Sometimes i just shut down the truck fire it up again and its fine. Any clues to this? I have heard of other people having the same problem and replacing a governor and another part in the tranny and it fixing the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
#662 of 2056 2002 ram 1500 4x4 5sp mt
Nov 20, 2008 (11:06 pm)
i was driving my dodge kinda hard one day and put it in third and it was like it went into neutral. Not sure whats happened if i broke a syncro or what? anyone know what couldve happened?Thanks
#663 of 2056 Re: 95 1500 4X4 360 No Reverse slipping in forward under hard excelleration [nukeem]
Nov 21, 2008 (6:28 pm)
Ok update time, I added a can of Seafoam tranny flush then drove it about 30 minutes. I dropped the tranny pan, the old tranny fluid looked black like old motor oil and smelled really bad. Filter was black with sludge. Magnet in the pan was covered was with what appeared like black grease but would have to be metal particles. I adjusted the reverse band. I had to turn the pusher screw in the center about 20 turns before it started engaging so I could torque it to 72 in lbs, then backed it off 2 7/8 turns and then locked down the lock nut. I refilled with Valvoline ATF+4 Full Synthetic fluid and a bottle of LubeGuard tranny fluid protectant(rated #1). Anyway, it will spin the tires easily on pavement in reverse now! WooHoo. It still seems to slip from a stop in 1st gear only. Any ideas?
Hope this may help someone,
#664 of 2056 Auto trans acting like a manual.
Nov 23, 2008 (5:58 pm)
02 Ram 1500 w/3.7 v-6 90,000 miles. Full trans. service with Valvoline ATF+4 synthetic 900 miles ago. Shifts a bit hard when cold, but doesn't slip. Quite the opposite actually. As I come to a stop the truck acts like you're trying to stop a manual without pushing the clutch in. It kills the engine every time. Once you get it good and warmed up after about 15 minutes of driving it improves. Cold weather has made it worse though. I'll be going to Murray's auto to borrow their code scanner tomorrow to see if anything pops up. I've got no idea what to do about a transmission that "grabs" too much.
Thanks for your time,
#665 of 2056 Re: Auto trans acting like a manual. [CGBear]
Nov 27, 2008 (6:26 pm)
Sounds like your torque converter is locked.
#666 of 2056 Re: Surprise, surprise! 47re tranny problems need help [pontiacfb69]
Nov 28, 2008 (8:59 pm)
I have much of the same problems with my truck
I have a 1999 Ram 1500 4x4 with an automatic. Tranny slips occasionally on left hand turns (only left) and sometimes after sitting for awhile it is very sluggish and doesn't want to move. Sometimes it will just rev freely before slowly taking the power. Worse when cold.
Any ideas? I've changed the fluid and filter but really no change. The only thing that stops the slipping on left hand turns is the Lucas tranny conditioner, but it always comes back.
I'm thinking of selling the truck as it's just a spare now. I was also thinking of taking it to a tranny shop before I do this.