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1998 dodge ram 2500 will not shift out of first gear

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  • graynfoxy36 Sep 17, 2010

    This may be the governor,or the throttle pressure whether it be the old mechanical type,or the electronic up gradeing. The transmissions still uses the same hydraulics in the automatic shifting patterns. Check the manual shift valve first and or linkages.

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SOURCE: 2002 dodge ram 2500 diesel

I'm no expert, but I am on my second Dodge. I have a 2004 Ram 2500, 125k miles on it. I traded in my 2001 1500 with 99k on it.
Your problem sounds like one of two things that happened to me. At 110k mi's it was not accelerating properly, particularly between 40 and 50 mph. It turned out my torque converter was going bad and I ignored it for too long and it's disintegrated pieces ruined my transmission. I recommend getting over to Aamco right away or to the dealer if you are still in warranty and have the TC checked out. The diesel is just too much torque for a torque converter on the automatic transmission, but manuals are too much of a pain these days. $2300 at Aamco to have the TC replaced and the tranny rebuilt.

The new problem I have now is when it acted like it was out of fuel and then wouldn't turn over after it died. My fuel lift pump (diesels have two of everything and the expensive one is always what goes) has gone bad and is currently being replaced, $700 part, plus another few hundred in labor.
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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 with an automatic

you need a rebuild or a good unit yours is burned up it sounds like check fluid first

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Dodge Ram 4x4 1500 transmission shifting problems.

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

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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SOURCE: my 1997 dodge ram 5.9 1500 2wd will not shift thr...

There are many things to consider with an automatic. Check that you have installed the kick down cable and spring correctly. If the kickdown is stuck or the spring is holding it in the wrong direction this will cause your problem. Insure your 8 pin plug is seated properly into into the sillinoid connector. Also check and see if any transmission codes have been set. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 10, 2010

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SOURCE: 1996 dodge ram 2500 auto transmission not shifting properly

Well, first do the service. Pull the pan down and look for metal shavings. If there is metal shavings your in for a transmission. If not, you may have a problem with one of the transmissions shift solenoids located near the valve body.
P.S. The Duramax has the Allison 1000 transmission not the dodge cummins and they are one of the best trannys on the market.

Posted on Sep 04, 2010

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