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I have a 1999 dodge durango with 149,000 plus miles on it it has just started when you let off the gas it shifts out of od. but when you hit on the gas it shifts back into od but now it is not going into od at all getting ready to have back surgery so i need to get it fixed a.s.a.p

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  • gchargus Aug 03, 2009

    there have been no changes made to this auto
    why would the pressure change in the trans all the sudden?
    which one is the easiest change and are they all inside the tranny?


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Your throttle body may be carboned up and need to be cleaned! This can cause all sorts of idle and hesitation problems. This is caused by the throttle plate not seating properly. The First thing i would do is clean out the throttle body with some throttle plate and intake cleaner and a small brush. Another common cause would be the Idle Air Control motor. This is very common on older cars. The IAC motor gets lazy and cant keep up with the fast idle changes. Also when the IAC motor is out, I rec to check the passages for carbon build up. If they are plugged they need to be cleaned out.

Also U might have an air or a vacuum leak. This is very common! Open the hood and listen for a hissing sound when the engine is running. If it is hard to pinpoint take some break cleaner or starting fluid around the intake manifold and vacuum lines and see if the engine stumble or if the idle is affected. Be extremely careful when doing this!

Check for the following conditions:



Poor connection at PCM or IAC motor. Inspect harness connectors for backed out terminals, improper mating, broken locks, improperly formed or damaged terminals, and poor terminal to wire connection. Refer to Diagrams.
Damaged harness. Inspect the wiring harness for damage.
Restricted air intake system. Check for a possible collapsed air intake duct, restricted air filter element, or foreign objects blocking the air intake system.
Throttle body. Check for objects blocking the IAC passage or throttle bore, excessive deposits in the IAC passage and on the IAC pintle, and excessive deposits in the throttle bore and on the throttle plate. Check for a sticking throttle plate. Also inspect the IAC passage for deposits or objects which will not allow the IAC pintle to fully extend.
Vacuum leak. Check for a condition that causes a vacuum leak, such as disconnected or damaged hoses, leaks at EGR valve and EGR pipe to intake manifold, leaks at throttle body, faulty or incorrectly installed PCV valve, leaks at intake manifold brake booster hose disconnected, oil filler cap, oil level indicator loose or missing.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

Governor Pressure exceeding recomended pressure will cause the transmission not to shift into 4th gear...I would replace the Governor Pressure Sensor and Solenoid and the Overdrive/Lock-up Solenoid in the transmission

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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