Question about Harley Davidson Motorcycles
Hi Jamie, not good, could be and extremely misajusted or worn out clutch or you have a gear engagement problem probably caused by a bent or worn shifting fork, also sometimes shifter pawl and cam follower springs don't want to play any more. Check your primary fluid level and proper clutch adjustment. If you are comfortable with your clutch and oil level you might want to take it to your local dealer or reputable shop and have them pull the transmission and do an estimate. Has the bike ever been dropped or laid down on the left side a popular cause for shifting problems. Good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
20 year old vacuum hoses are done. Replace all you can. The little plastic ones too. They control everything, transmission, computer, fuel, brakes, everything.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Well, I should be asking for more information, but since I am now on my 5th, yeah, 5th transmission in my 95 1500 Ram I have come to learn a little bit about them. Chrysler had a bad problem with their trannies in the 94's & 95's. They then made a change in 96, but that didn't solve the problem. So here goes my attempt to help you out.
Have you checked you tranny fluid level? Very important. A transmission kind of works under the same principal as a jet boat. Meaning, it pumps the fluid through the transmission much the same way a jet boat pumps water through it to move the boat, but in this case the fluid power is directed through several lines causing the gears to move. You switch gears when there is a certian amount of pressure on the modulator to divert the fluid to another area.
Long story short: Check your fluid, not only the level BUT the fluid. Are you seeing any metal in it? Dodge had a problem with the webbing of their torque converters flaking off, causing transmission cooliant lines to plug up. This same metal chips, shavings, etc. were damaging the face of the clutches, and plugging up modulators. Check your fluid. I would probably say change your fluid and transmission filter. It's not that big of a job if you have a place you can work on your vehicle. Be careful when putting you transmission pan back on. Make sure you tighten the bolts in a crosswise manner, and tighten them snug, BUT not over tight. That will cause leaks.
Another point I will make. Check for vacuum leaks, this could very well be your culprit too.
I'd start with that first.
Good luck, let us know how you come out.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
Hi, yes I just had the same problem and the clutch packs inside the transmission are slipping. I had to replace all the clutch packs as well as the bands. The parts for this job really aren't that expensive. you could get everything you need for less than 300 bucks. however labor is where they kill you. It's about a 10 hour job or maybe 12 depending on application. average shop rate 80 an hour you looking at 900 dollars labor plus parts. if your mechanically inclined and have tools you could take your time and do it yourself. you can buy a step by step DVD for your specific application. other wise I would call around to transmission shops. their is a slight chance it may also be your solenoid pack. the best way to confirm is to have a transmission line pressure test done. I hope this helps!
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
Sounds like you need to check your vaccum lines for a leak. This is easy to do. Buy a can on carburator cleaner and with a friends help keep the car running as you spray your vaccum lines with the carburator cleaner one by one. If you have a leak it will **** the cleaner into the lines and cause the vehicle to stall out. Replace the line if this happens and continue checking all lines until all bad lines are replaced.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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