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My transmission in a 1999 dodge durango is not shifting right. Between 2nd and 3rd gear it will take to long to shift. The rpm's go way up aroung 4-grand and you have to either give it more gas or let off of the gas to help it shift. What could be causeing this problem?

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  • crbaker123 Apr 05, 2009

    did u figure it out i have same problem

  • crbaker123 Apr 05, 2009

    i have same problem did u figure this out?

  • tifani011981 Apr 08, 2009

    I'm having the same problem only between 1st and 2nd. I just bought the vehicle yesterday and it was not doing this when I took it for a test drive. It was more frequent the more I drove.



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It's your throttle kickdown cable on top of the engine and to the right it needs to be pulled out and adjusted to you find the right spot and then it will shift correctly I do believe this will fix your issues as it did mine, I have the same vehicle, also had the same issues that's how I know.

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I cant say for sure but we have seen alot of problem with the tcc solenoid but there are those times we found that the clutches were burnt in the transmision as well

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There are several things that come to mind that commonly cause the issues you're having.

1. Make sure your transmission fluid level isn't low.
2. If your transmission fluid hasn't been changed in a long time, you could have some deposits
built up in the valve body, or the screening could be partially clogged.
3. You may have a faulty shift solenoid/shift motor.
4. In some cases the speed control module may be faulty.

I hope this helps you.

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