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Slipping into first gear when driving past 40 mph

When at 40 mph the car bangs and slipps back into first gear and stays in first.. sometimes if i turn the car off and back on it may change gears after first gear.

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    shift sometimes when cold then 2 gear shift at 30 mph

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Dodge has a safety feature on there trannys. Its called limp home mode. If the computer detects a problem with the transmission, it will eather put it in 1st or 2nd and not change just to let you get out of the road or home if your near. But when you restart the car i will reset till it detects the problem again. But for as what the problem is it will be hard to say. With computer trannys you can have it hooked up and scanned for error code.

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