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Jerking on take off/converter solenoid circuit code

When I take off from a stop, if I accelerate to hard, I feel a series of jerks and slips and sometimes hear noise. The computer code says "converter solenoid circuit." I had the fluid changed a while back and am not sure if they used atf+4 or not (probably not). Would this cause the problem? If so, what do I need to do to fix it? Where is the converter solenoid? Can it be changed without removing transmition?

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  • wrongway66 Feb 08, 2009

    Yes, it is fine, but the sound is almost like band slippage, except that the only time it does it is from a stop, even when pulling heavy trailer

  • chuckuls May 11, 2010

    have you check your trans fluid, AT?

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You used to be able to adjust the band slippage on the older Dodges if I remember correctly like on my old 94. I'm not sure when that stopped but there were a bolt on the side of the transmission that allowed for it and it was in the service manual. Try checking Alldata.com... It's like buying one of the $20 manuals in the parts store, but also have access to Tech Notes and Updates for the manufacture.

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