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Transmission will not shift

I have a 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L truck that will not shift. It is mainly in high gear and will stay in high gear as long as you are driving it. Sometimes when you start it, it will be stuck in low gear and will stay in low, but a lot of times you can turn the truck off and restart it and it will be back in high gear. I changed the fluid and filter and used the right fluid and have the right level.

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  • Dan Pezel Jan 21, 2013

    It will be in eigther high or low gear and not change or shift and will only change when you the truck is restarted.

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Take a look at the down shift cable and make sure its not broken especially were it connects to the throttle linkage.And maybe try cleaning the electrical plug that plugs into the trans.Its about a 7 to 9 wire plug.They tend to collect water and short the wiring out.

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good day, you may try replacing your automatic transmission fluid, a good run will be noticeable, hope this helps, have a nice day

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6. start truck for 5 seconds and the pump will pour out another 1 liter
7. re-install filter, gasket and pan, then add your Valvoline ATF+4
8. Add, the valvoline, transmission medic and make sure you have the right level of fluid

That solved my transmission problems, instantly it was shifting better, I no longer had to let off the gas to make it shift. Now if you have large pieces of metal on the magnet, and it's totally covered in filings, you might want to consider rebuilding the trans. My magnet had usual clutch.         

Anyhow good luck, let me know if it did the trick for you.
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