Question about 1996 Dodge Ram
First gear on the transmission does not shift until I let off the peddle and the tac. drops down.
I had the same problem with my 96 Ram 1500. I thought I was going to have to pull it out and get it rebuilt or just replace it. That was at 134,000Km it's now got 210,000 and shifting like a dream. What I did to solve the problem was this, as follows:
1. No lucas transmission Fix makes things worse.
2. Get your self a new transmission filter and gasket
3. Grab Gunk transmission medic 12oz
4. Grab 7 Liters of Valvoline ATF+4 transmission fluid (Made for chrysler transmissions)
5. Drop the trans pan and drain all the oil, clean pan and magnet
6. start truck for 5 seconds and the pump will pour out another 1 liter
7. re-install filter, gasket and pan, then add your Valvoline ATF+4
8. Add, the valvoline, transmission medic and make sure you have the right level of fluid
That solved my transmission problems, instantly it was shifting better, I no longer had to let off the gas to make it shift. Now if you have large pieces of metal on the magnet, and it's totally covered in filings, you might want to consider rebuilding the trans. My magnet had usual clutch.
Anyhow good luck, let me know if it did the trick for you.
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
I have a 1996 Dodge ram 1500 Magnum, 5.9L. When going down the road, it always shifts hard, and sometimes you have to let go of the gas and it will switch gears... An will also sometimes stick gears an then later when I stop an go again, it's fine. When I accelerate fast it has a hard time shifting into the higher gears, it will just stay in a gear, an run high rpm.... Does anyone have any clue on what i can do for an easy fix???
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
Get ready to spend some money on a repair. Looking at 1750 or more.
Posted on May 16, 2008
Have a 96 dodge ex cab long wheel base automatic shifts fine in 1st 2nd but in drive it wont **** out of second to any other gear and wont go into reverse either..dont know what to try first.. any help..
Posted on May 10, 2011
I have a 95 dodge 1500 just replaced the transmission and now its starting out in high gear then shifting into low gear instead of going from low to high any guesses.
Posted on Feb 17, 2014
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