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Transmission 'slips' when cold

2000 dakota w/ 3.9l auto quad 2wd 165 km (115 miles)
-had slippage going from 2nd to 3rd when cold...occasionally
-got codes:
1757 (gov. pressure above 3psi in gear w/ 0 mph)
1762 gov. pressure sensor offset (volts too high or low)
-had a tranny flush/filter change...+ changed Gov Pressure Sensor & a Chrysler dealership)

-now when cold ONLY...won't shift into 3rd gear ( it disengages 2nd, but won't re-engage in 3rd)....nearly everytime....goes away after 10 minutes or so....shifts can't replicate...'suggest a rebuild for $2600...due to potential seal failure..oil seepage'

-throttle position sensor??

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  • barry bauman Oct 18, 2008

    I do not........please tell me more. Any other symptoms that would lead/confirm that the pump is defective?
    -I just returned from a 400 km trip, and things seems to shift very well...even in the morning when cold.......knock on wood...
    -is there a 'break-in' period after the service retrain the computer how to shift?

    -it seemed to 'stick' in 2nd this morning again (i.e. high revs..typical of the dakota), then it shifted out of 2nd..then just revved up....just not wanting to go into 3rd...for 30-40 seconds...til it warmed up
    -this is after about 3-4 minutes of driving...going up through the gears once...then downshifts (as I slow to go around my country corners) it goes out....not wanting to go back into 3rd when asked to
    ....kinda coast for a bit...then it engages again.....not really a 'slip'...just a 'non-engagement'
    -hope my low-tech terminology isn't just confusing you
    -this is what is began to do immediately following the service work described above (filter, fluid, flush, transducer and Gov. pressure sensor-as indicated by obd 2 codes)

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    How do you know the trans oil pump isn't defective and has low pressure? it sounds like that may be the problem.



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