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Tranny stoped working no movement in any gears.

Everything was fine on and off the expressway. Two days ago while driving around town I noticed the tranny wasn't freewheeling. Instead it seemed to be slowing down like a gear reduction. It would up shift fine. Today I pulled out of the drive way and two miles the truck stalled out while driving. I dropped it into natural started it right up and continued driving. One mile later and it started to high rev but no movement in any gear. I shifted into 4x4 and still nothing. I rolled and stop put in into reverse and it moved a little whit a winning sound then I towed it home the tranny fluid level was good and clean with no burnt smell. I changed the fluid and filter year & a half ago.

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  • rockmeal Jul 23, 2009

    Everything was fine on and off the expressway. Two days ago while driving around town I noticed the tranny wasn't freewheeling. Instead it seemed to be slowing down like a gear reduction. It would up shift fine. Today I pulled out of the drive way and two miles the truck stalled out while driving. I dropped it into natural started it right up and continued driving. One mile later and it started to high rev but no movement in any gear. I shifted into 4x4 and still nothing. I rolled and stop put in into reverse and it moved a little whit a winning sound then I put it in drive and increased the RPM?S and it crawled forward a block and stopped. I towed it home the tranny fluid level was good and clean with no burnt smell. I changed the fluid and filter year & a half ago.

  • rockmeal Jul 23, 2009

    I have 108,000 mi.. It was about 15'000 since the filter change and the previous filter was normal no heavey metal. I bough it at an auction the truck was sitting around for awhile.

  • rockmeal Jul 23, 2009

    its the tranny not hte converta or Differential

  • rockmeal Jul 24, 2009



    What about the computer? A couple of days ago I had a check engine light. When I started the car the next day the light was off. The car did stall and I started it up a couple of blocks before I had no more forward motion. I got a code 37 (TCC) Torque converter clutch solenoid open or shorted

  • rockmeal Jul 24, 2009

    What about the computer? A couple of days ago I had a check engine light. When I started the car the next day the light was off. The car did stall a couple of blocks before I had no more forward motion. I got a code 37 (TCC) Torque converter clutch solenoid open or shorted

  • rockmeal Jul 24, 2009



    What about the computer? A couple of days ago I had a check engine light. When I started the car the next day the light was off. The car did stall a couple of blocks before I had no more forward motion. I got a code 37 (TCC) Torque converter clutch solenoid open or shorted

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It is possible that the torque converter solenoid has failed. your narration seems to point there as possibly it was at first remaining locked and now is inoperative. I'd be suspicious of this though as often (similar to O2 sensor codes) it points to the result of a problem, not the cause, therefore replacing the solenoid may have little or no effect on the problem. A good trans shop can go into better more precise diagnostics and may also come up with a code for "improper gear ratio" which would indicate another internal problem, or after testing will verify the solenoid as the culprit. Transmissions are complex items, this is why there separate shops that do this work. A good "general practitioner" in the auto repair business will also rely on a good trans specialty shop for advise and work needed for that very reason. Having been a decent "GP" for many years, and with trans training as well, I believe that you are at the point where you need a pro to get involved or you can waste lots of time and $ not repairing it.I know the above is not a cure to your problem but in the long run will save you aggravation and unneeded expense.
Good luck!!!

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Chances are that the transmission pump has gone bad and needs to be replaced. The other common problem on Dodge transmissions and I'm about to fix this problem myself on my friends1997 5.9L 1500. It's most likely being caused by faulty ATF solenoids. Replacing these solenoids will fix your problems, but most likely only temporarily. They usually become clogged due to metal shavings getting caught in the screen filter of the solenoid. I'm not positive where the metal shavings come from, but I would say the torque converter. For a long-term fix I would recommend replacing the transmission with a lower mileage transmission.
It could also be the governor pressure sensor/transducer in the transmission which controls the transmission line pressure. Regardless these all need to be addressed by dropping the transmission pan and valve body to repair. Check the transmission fluid level with the engine off and take note to where the fluid level is on the dip stick, then start the engine and see if the fluid level is the same or if it went down. If the fluid level stayed the same, then it's a good bet that your pump is bad, if it went down then your pump is good and it's a good chance that it's your governor pressure solenoid when bad which would give you no transmission line pressure. 
These are just some of the things that is most major common things  to go on the mid 90's, that causes the failure of the transmission. If your lucky, the check valve in the transmission line is stuck and may need to be replaced which is also common on these transmission.
You mentioned you replaced the transmission oil and filter not too long ago, sometimes a transmission fluid change on a transmission that hasn't had new fluid in a while can be fatal. clutches that have used that old fluid will start to slip with new fluid. I would drain the fluid again, get mopar ATF +4 and refill it, add lucas transmission stop slip (which IMO is awsome) and see if that helps any. Also adjust your bands. 
You can adjust your bands your self and if you need information, you can get that at Auto Zone or if the guy at the transmission shop is cool. He may even let you look at the manuel to adjusting the bands. 
Sorry i can not really pin point the problems but these are the few things that are very common on that transmission and you should address them first before replacing the transmission. As for me the things mentioned above is what i would look at and eliminate each one to determine which issue needs to be addressed. 
Good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted, be glad to answer any questions you may still have. 

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

If your fluid level is ok then I would have a mechanic look to see if you have a defective torque converter or scored gears...how many miles did you put on the truck since your last fluid and filter kit change?

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I know you don't want to hear this but the forward clutch pack has failed, that is either due to wear or a loose of hydraulic fluid pressure inside the trans, pull the pan and look for debris in the pan, if that is only normal small amounts of black goop then the problem is a failed seal in the pressure passages, in any case the trans has to come apart to fix it, so an overhaul will be required. this trans is prone to failure around 100,000 miles. my experience 40 years as an automotive tech, master certified automatic trans technician.

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    yadayada Jul 23, 2009

    same answer, but you will find out that i am right, this trans is not electronic, only the overdrive is, so any loss of gears is a mechanical failure, there is just no way around that. Good luc

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    yadayada Jul 24, 2009

    YES THE TRANS IS BAD AND THE TORQUE CONVERTER IS PART OF THE TRANS.

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    yadayada Jul 24, 2009

    WOW U JUST DON'T GET IT DO U??

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