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Hard shift from 1st to 2nd, then 2nd to 3rd.

I have a 2002 Dakota 2 wheel drive, automatic, just change the tranny, bought used, it works fine just don't know how to adjust my hard shift problem. Starting from 1st to 2nd, truck rpm's rev up to 2700 rpm's before shifting, then once again going to 3rd gear about 2800 rpm's, i don't believe it is a serious problem, any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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Dont think they changed it yet but the older chrysler units had a rod that went from the throttle linkage to the transmission (maybe a cable now)...If you lengthen the rod it will increase shift pressure and give you an earlier shift.

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