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Truck wont shift automatic. stays in 3rd gear. can shift manually

2001 dakota. 5.9litre with 46re transmission. 3speed auto with overdrive. started making rattling type noise when accellerating. thought it was front end at first. then truck wouldnt shift into overdrive. no noise is louder and truck wont even shift through gears, stays in 3rd even when starting out. revs to 2000rpm just to get moving. any ideas????

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  • pk_3_skibum Dec 14, 2008

    transmission was rebuilt 40000kms or 24000 miles ago at a cost of $3600. hoping it will be warrantied. but my neighbour says he thinks it the torque converter. says its a common problem with dodge. says thats where the rattle noise comes from. fluid level is good and doesn't smell or look burnt. rattle noise speeds up as truck speeds up. whats your opinion???

  • pk_3_skibum Dec 14, 2008

    thanks for your opion.much apprieciated. any other thoughts on my dilema are welcomed. the engine light came on when the problem started the other day. hoping that it will read a code that explains something. I will be taking it back to the tranny shop tomorrow and praying for warranty!!!!

    tarnny shop said it was better than factory when they rebuilt it, but factory got 195000kms before breakdown, this time only 40000kms. Different issues this time though. ARRGGGH!!!

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    the speedometer is not working, and the transmission stays on 3rd gear. Engine starts and idles then dies after a few minutes

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    It will not shift into 3rd gear

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Either repair or replace the transmission...sounds like the sensor went out

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  • Ronnie Houston Dec 14, 2008

    it could be the torque converter but ive never heard of one rattling around like that.usually if the torque converter goes the transmission wont work at all. it just stops working completely.

  • Ronnie Houston Dec 14, 2008

    i would say the shop didnt do something quite right but as far as thr tranny i would say that it could be a number of things that could cause the problem you are having, i wish you the best on the warranty issue and i hope you get it fixed right this time

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