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My 1988 dodge Dakota won't shift into overdrive. Had wiring work done on the truck. That's when it stopped working. Noticed a clipped wire at the rear end. One red and the other green/red. Any idea?

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The wires for the overdrive are usually connected to the accelerator under the hood and are connected to the transmission if you have a electronic trans , but I do not think that the 88 did not have one , so you have the cable disconnected under the hood somewhere ck into that ,is this fuel injected tk ,I would ck into the acc cable somewhere may be disconnected or needs adjusting

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either repair or replace the transmission...sounds like the sensor went out

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Get a tester light the type with an alligator clip and a sharp point.
Check each wire for your brake lights,blinkers etc.
i.e. With the blinker light on find the correct wire and splice into it with the corresponding light on the trailer. ( DO NOT CUT THE TRUCKS WIRE)
Remove the covering and twist the plug wires around it and tape or shrink wrap if you can.
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SOURCE: 1992 dodge dakota 5.2L wont shift into overdrive

I have the same problem and i cant figure out the solution either one day it worked next day it didnt

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