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Why does it shift so high in 1 and 2 goes in to 3 but wont go in to overdrive

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I would suggest replacing the transmission. This is a very common problem that occurs in Dodge and Chrysler especially in the caravan and 1500 trucks. I was informed by a Transmission Tech friend of mine that cheap internal parts are to blame. When he installs rebuilt mopar tranny like this, he actually upgrades the rebuilt tranny with better quality parts and that usually extends the life from 70k miles to about 150k miles. I would guess you have 65k miles or so on your truck by the sound of it. Am I close?

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