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Shifting problems 98 Dodge Dakota Sport 4x4 115,000....I let it warm up for 5-10 minutes. Everything sounds and feels fine. I accelerate on to the highway, shifts fine up 3rd. At 60 mph and 3100 rpm it wont shift to 4th. This only happens when its very cold out (below zero).

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    Happens in hot or cold temps



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The transmission/computer is designed not to go into overdrive until it reaches a certain temp and I don't remember what the temp is. Mine does same thing and it has 250,000 miles on it. When you start your truck up do you start it and warm up in neutral? The transmission fluid won't flow unless it is. There is know way to force it to shift into overdrive until it warms to the set temp.

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