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  • jjkona
    jjkona - 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/15/2013
    How much to replace a selinoid in transmission
    0 answer
  • reamerskylar
    reamerskylar - 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/9/2013
    What can make the transmission fluid blow back out of the fill tube.
    It's blowing transmission fluid out of the fill tube after we drive it for a min like there is pressure build up.Its not leaking out anywere else just coming back out the fill tube.
    • Jimm
      5/9/2013 Jimm
      If you are blowing oil out the transmission dip stick / fill tube, then you need to check the transmission cooler in the radiator and make sure it is not stopped up. This usually happens if the transmission fluid is getting too hot, or the transmission fluid level is over filled.
  • skipthug4 life
    skipthug4 life - 2002 Dodge Stratus - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/26/2013
    Check engine light and SRS light came on at same and the reverse lights and speedometer don't work.
    P0705 code. Transmission range sensor. Changed it but didn't help any. What else can it be as far as sensors I can replace?
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/26/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Check fuse # 3 which is a 7.5 amp fuse that is a multi-purpose fuse. It supplies battery voltage for the reverse lights and the SRS module. Fuse #2 (also 7.5 amp) supplies battery voltage for the speedometer. Both these fuses have to be checked to confirm that not only is the fuse good, but that the fuses have battery voltage on both sides of the fuse. Update the post when you know.
  • vecoll03
    vecoll03 - 2000 Dodge Dakota - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/26/2013
    1st gear-no problem. All other gears, the engine will rev, but the truck hesitates like i should be in a lower gear.
    This is especially noticed when I need torque, like going up a hill. The engine revs, but it's not translating over to the transmission. It feels like the trans has to slowly catch up to the engine. Shifting is smooth and clutch pedal seems normal.
    • frankiedonnn
      4/26/2013 frankiedonnn
      It sounds as if it's either losing engine power or the clutch is slipping.But you say it pulls fine in first gear?
    • frankiedonnn
      4/26/2013 frankiedonnn
      Maybe it's an intermittent gas delivery problem or electrical misfire.If the gas tank is low when going uphill the pump won't get any gas.Just food for thought.
      4/26/2013 vecoll03
      I'm thinking more along the clutch/trans part. It does it on a full tank as well. When u step on the gas, the engine will rev up and then slowly the truck seems like it's catching up. It's like I'm in a gear or two higher than I should be...but I'm not. There's no grinding/banging. The clutch is not loose pedal is not loose and engages as soon as I step on it. It may be time for the shop. Thanks for your thoughts!
      5/5/2013 frankiedonnn
      You're welcomed.
  • Sparkchaser299
    Sparkchaser299 - 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/22/2013
    rpms where jumping up and down like it was slipping out of gear, then i decided to change the filter and tranmission fluid, started it up. let it warm up. now it wont even go into gear. put into drive and reverse and its like stuck into neutral.
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/21/2013 HouseCallAuto
      I have never seen anything but a new transmission solve this. In my 36 years fixing vehicles of all kinds.
    • naterenfo1
      4/22/2013 naterenfo1
      Time for a rebuild bud! Your clutches in your transmission are worn out. The reason why it went into gear before, was because the clutch material that had worn off of the clutches was suspended in the transmission fluid, and would at least allow your truck to move. Now that you have put new fluid in, and put a new filter in, there is no clutch material in the fluid and the clutches can't do anything but slip past each other. Tow your truck to the nearest transmission shop and have them take a look. I can just about guarantee this is the case. a rebuild for a 4x4 ram around MN is looking at about $1,500-$2200 with new torque converter, removal and installation at a small town shop. Dealership would probably be double that.

      My experience comes from working at a small transmission shop in Alexandria, MN. Best of luck to you, and I hope your wallet doesn't take too big of a ding!
      -If the place you have your transmission rebuilt at doesn't offer to put a new torque converter in, find a different shop. Never re-use a torque converter.
      -Make sure the transmission lines get flushed
      -Have the shop change your transfer case fluid while they have the transmission out. Good preventative maintenance! and I can't remember off hand if the transfer case shares the same transmission fluid or not.
  • bonzy
    bonzy - 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/21/2013
    Speedometer does not work and will only drive in one gear getting code p0731 and p0700
    There is a switch or valve behind engine screwed in to top of tranny or bell housing and the wires on it look a little burnt right behind the engine on top could this thing be the cause also the tranny fluid seems a little over full thanks for anyones help
    0 answer
  • frankiedonnn
    frankiedonnn - 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/18/2013
    Whining noise in trans.while driving.
    Does a whining noise coming from auto. trans. necessarily mean that the trans. is on the way out?The transmission is still shifting fine but I wonder.
    • k+dtrans+auto
      4/18/2013 k+dtrans+auto
      change fluid and filter and see if that corrects problem. if not, pump probably making whine and there will be a rebuild in your near future.
      4/18/2013 frankiedonnn
      Thanks for your reply.A B.G.flush was done on the trans. two years in succession and when I check the fluid it is always clean.Only when the vehicle is parked for long periods fluid leaks from what seems to be a solenoid at the top rear of the trans.Iwould like to change the seal but don't want to trouble it before I learn more about it as I'm not sure as to how to get it out.The van was off the road for 3mths. with brake trouble and a lot of fluid leaked out.Of couse I replaced the fluid and i
      4/30/2013 frankiedonnn
      K+dtrans+auto : Is the pump something that I can change myself by removing the pan or is this a complete dismantle at a shop?
  • julo
    julo - 2001 Dodge Caravan - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/17/2013
    When we turn on the van,without changing gears, the speedometer is set at 10 mph. When we drive the van is 10 miles of
    The van runs great and this, seems to be a module or sensor problem but I don't know.
    • frankiedonnn
      4/17/2013 frankiedonnn
      I can't help wondering if the speedometer cable or the speedometer itself could be sticking for what ever reason.
  • bjmumm101
    bjmumm101 - 2004 Dodge Neon - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/16/2013
    What is the manufacture choice on transmission fluid?
    I own a 2004 4dr dodge neon sxt with "4 speed i think" but its front wheel drive automatic.
    • frankiedonnn
      4/16/2013 frankiedonnn
      I have a Dodge too and I'm using Castrol ATF+4 for use in Chrysler .Says on the container that it exceeds ATF+3 requirements.
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  • stephenchristian835
    stephenchristian835 - 2002 Dodge Dakota - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/15/2013
    I have the over drive light coming on when I don't need to use it
    0 answer
  • pastorj
    pastorj - 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/14/2013
    What would cause my dodge to downshift at highway speeds suddenly?
    If I then put the van in neutral and back in d it gores back to normal, but then downshifts again.
    • frankiedonnn
      4/14/2013 frankiedonnn
      It sounds like a solenoid problem.Get a scan done for free at autozone or elsewhere and see if there is a P code num.
  • bakerjrae
    bakerjrae - 2004 Dodge Dakota - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/12/2013
    My 05 Nissan frontier 4wd is making a clicking like noise around the front passenger side.
    I have put it in neutral and let it roll down a hill and it makes same noise.
    0 answer
  • melvinfuqua
    melvinfuqua - 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/10/2013
    Ptoblem in rear end
    clicking noise in rear end , have a lot of slack when you manually roll the wheels back and forth.
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/10/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Might be a bad rear universal joint. Don't overreact and think the rear is blown.
  • jerimiah.monson
    jerimiah.monson - 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/9/2013
    How much pressure on 2003 dodge 5.9 diesel transmission cooler lines
    0 answer