My 47RE has lived up to its reputation

I paid $400 to have it towed 200 miles back to my house.
I did not want to leave it a some local shop and then later calling me up saying it is ready,but they had to rebuild and that would be $4000
It started to not shift into overdrive after a stop at a light. I pulled over and shut it down and started backup and it was working fine till down shift then it would not go back up to overdrive again. I pulled over again and tried going again. This time the trans would not engage in any gear.
While Driving during this episode I noticed the trans temp was rather low, < 140 degress which makes me think a lack of fluid flow.
Fluid is a bit high and it's nice and bright red.
I believe Tom had mentioned before with someone else that is had a similar problem that it could be a "sticking valve body or a mis- behaving governor pressure sensor"
GB
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I would have rented or bowwered a trailer and a truck to pull it with before I would have paid 400 for that. I know prices very but you can get a 9K capacity flatbed equiment hauler trailer for 50 a day here. ----------------- TheSnoMan.com
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you're just a tad bit late iwth that advice.
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He just can't STFU!
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Ah it just would not be complete without a comment from one of the peanut gallerys main trolls. ----------------- TheSnoMan.com
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wrote:

It would not be complete without some bullshit answer from you.

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Anyone else got any advice?
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Nothing of that caliber -- but about the transmission...did you lose o/ d as in 4th gear or just lock-up, and when you were going nowhere, did you hear any chatter (buzz/whine fluid pump noise) from the transmission?
If you did indeed have restricted flow -- it very well might have been the cooler in the radiator, or the check valve in the flexible line just upstream. Since my 46re failure 9 mo ago, I've seen that twice, but both times were accompanied with heavy chatter from the transmission, esp. in reverse (i.e. full line pressure)....all from torque converter failure.
Someone else will have to determine whether or not a misbehaving GP solenoid/sensor assy can leave you that stranded.
And FWIW, I figger 4 bills is just fine for a tow and a stinky "taxi" ride.
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No noise coming from it.
Though after I parked,I could hear a slight whine sound when reving the engine.
Not very loud at all.

You know where these item are located and what they look like? My cooler is actually near the trans mission in front of the fuel tank. It has a theromstat controlled fan attached to it.

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"> You know where these item are located and what they look like?

I don't recall the specific year of your Dodge...but it's entirely possible that your unit doesn't even have this "check valve", ...I have 0 exp. on a late model 3/4HD or 1 ton. FWIW, the "check" valve on my '97 with dual coolers up front was located at the end of the flex line that was crimped to the transmission line....there's a threaded hydraulic hose connection there. It looks just a little longer than a regular hydraulic hose connection (housing the "check" valve). I think it was on the female side.
GP Solenoid/Sensor assy is screwed to the valve body behind the tranny pan. You need a few gaskets if they don't come with them (I think the sensors attached horizontally [gasket 1] but you had to detach the assy with a housing vertically [gasket 2] or vice versa....and of course the pan filter/gasket). Still waiting for someone with more depth of knowledge to say whether the solenoid can bleed off that much pressure (as in all) or not. From all the research I did, it seemed that the GP Solenoid/Sensor affected _how_ things were happening, not _if_ they were...but there's a first time for everything.
Hope it helps at all, still waiting for resident trans specialist to post.
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On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 19:24:53 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@whatever.net wrote:

I understand that it is just that one miight have thought of that before they lined up a $400 wrecker tow. ----------------- TheSnoMan.com
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You try finding a place open on Sunday afternoon.
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It's 4 hour drive for them then the return drive.
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wrote:

Understandable, if I exhausted all options I'd do the same. I'm not leaving anything 200 miles from home
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Espcially when its in the middle of nowhere, and no telling when you could return to get it. Guess I am going to get me a AAA membership. $100 a year is cheaper than $400.
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four years you are not being cheaper. Insurance / risk - life's a game. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose. AAA is still in business after years of the game. My guess is 'long term' you'd be 'better off' paying only when you need it , if all other things are equal like the age of both the driver and the vehicle and how the truck is used. The younger the driver the rougher the usage and the older vehicle would most likey be AAAs most unwanted customer. The kicker here is : the younger the driver is the more likely it is that they don't have the money to pay for either a newer vehicle or even the insurance of AAA.
But anyway back to your trans. You said

of a trans. but in other things I'v e worked on when the flow goes low things tend to get hot.
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SnoMan wrote:

Huh? In English please.
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wrote:

Sadly, that's about as clear as it gets.
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