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My transmission wont shift out of 2nd unless you stomp it to 4000 rpm and let off

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Sounds like your shift solenoid is sticking. Check your fluid level first. The next logical step is a filter change. You could be getting low pressure from a clogged filter. The next thing to try is a power flush on the system. If none of that works. Then it's time to R&R the tranny because is one solenoid is sticking, they all will start soon. Just so you know, I had the same problem in my Durango and a new filter cleared it right up. Mine was a 98 and I sold it with 179k on the original transmission. That tranny is generally bulletproof, but you have to keep up with the filter changes and fluid changes. And it's a good practice to change the gear oil in the differentials when you change the tranny filter. That way you have a well lubed drivetrain and you can eliminate the issues related to neglected drive components. Then the next time you do it, you will know how long it's been for each. Good luck.

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