Question about 1990 Dodge Dakota
Shifts ok till you go into passing gear, then it won't shift into 2nd or third, you have to snap accelator to make it shift.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the unit worked before you parked it, likely you had a varnish buildup inside that was the result of lack of service or an overheat condition previous to parking it.(while sitting the varnish can harden up and cause internal solenoids and valves to become stuck) The only real way to remove the varnish would be to remove it and have it rebuilt. You could try something like changing the fluid and using an additive such as the one made by Lucas. I would also check any electrical harness plugs going to the transmission to make sure none have become corroded, as that too can affect the shift pattern, If changing the fluid works, change it again in 2,000 miles to remove anything that could block the filter.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
SOURCE: car stuck in gear
Is it an automatic or standard? If it's standard, check the shifter cable, automatic, I would do a fluid flush, change the tranny filter, and make sure the pan isn't bent. I know someone who had the same problem, they thought they needed a new tranny, but they just needed a new filter (cost a couple bucks at the auto parts store), and then they noticed the pan was bent, which wasn't allowing clearance for the larger gears to be engaged.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
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