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Transmission in dodge ram 1500 doesn't shift from 2nd to 3rd properly. You can cause the shift by abruptly letting off the accelerator. It shifts from 1st to 2nd fine and does not slip in any gear. It has 100,000 miles. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Bill

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  • william goodner Apr 01, 2011

    I have seen posts about removing the governer plate and cleaning some screens. Any Info on that?

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HI Bill, we see this allot, what is most likely going on is the solenoid that controls the 3rd gear shift is sticking most of the time this can be cured with a transmission service, and a can of transX. all you need to do is remove the transmission oil pan and replace the internal filter and replace the oil pan gasket and refill with dextron ATF and 1qt of transX it will take around 100 miles before the transX works its magic. if after a 100 miles or so the problem does not go away you might have to replace the solenoid you can do this yourself with just some basic hand tools bot is does require that you remove the valve body in the transmission, if you are not totally comfortable doing this then do not do it have a transmission shop do it, it only takes one mistake to do permanent damage to the transmission....GOOD LUCK

let me know if their is any thing else i can do for you.

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

  • john nail
    john nail Apr 01, 2011

    you could remove the governer, but it requires removing the tail housing, and that can get you in a mess if your not carfull, the transX will clean the governer as well as the valve body.

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