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1997 Dodge Ram 4x4 1500 transmission shifting problems.

1997 Dodge Ram 4x4 1500 5.9L. Transmission shifting hard. Happens mainly when cruising in high gear, or starting out from stop. It will shift down two gears, skipping the next gear lower (higher). Really annoying problem with no apparent fix yet. Tried many solutions. Seems worse when towing. Any suggestions??

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I also have a 1997 dodge ram 1500 v8 magnum 4x4. Idk what this is. But it bogs down going up heel and the shifting gears seems bad. It gets up to about 55-60 mph and stays, unless going down heel then it gets faster. And going up heel it gets slower. Any solutions or same problems?! Need help...

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Good day, you may try replacing your automatic transmission fluid, a good run will be noticeable, hope this helps, have a nice day

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    I have the same truck, my transmission was doing the same thing, now it wont shift at all out of first. reverse works good, any help? i have already done the standard transmission fluid and filter change, it worked for awhile.

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