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99 Dakota SLT v6 4wd harsh late shifting. Fix?

I tried playing with the tv cable in both directions in small increments and it made very little to no difference, except closer to the firewall seemed to make it shift later. It will shift if you get up to speed and let off the gas then back on at the right shift points. Trans fluid is up to the proper fill level, it's clean and smells normal. Ideas? On it's own it wont shift out of first til about 25-30 mph and then bangs into second, not actual bang but real harsh shift. but letting off the gas at about 15-18 and then back on will force shift much smoother. same with every other gear.

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The valve body could have what they call varnish on it causing it to stick. there are also little springs in the transmission that assist in moving things, it is possible a spring broke

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    Stan Apr 18, 2017

    What would you suggest? Pull the tv cable out of the transmission end and inspect and clean first and then go from there?

  • Bruce Augustine Apr 18, 2017

    transmission cleaning and flush and filter change would be what i would do, the banging sounds to be internal if it persists have a transmission shop look at it

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