I have a 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 that is experiencing shifting from
overdrive to 3rd gear while driving at speeds over 50mph. It changes
from overdrive to 3rd while minimal accerlation is occuring. Now, when
you give it more gas, it stops and acts normal. Also, while the cruise
control is engaged, the problem does not occur. Any thoughts? I was
thinking it could be a relay or board that is linked to the cruise
BTW, The transmission is NOT slipping. Please let me know if you have
No, there are no diagnostic codes. Funny thing, the cruise control was
acting up during the incident. The next day, no problems at all and
the cruise works perfect now. Also, the temperature change was
dramatic, the day of the problem, the temp was 22-32F, the next day
with no problems, 55-60F.
Thanks for the post!
Max Dodge wrote:
Not sure on the model you have, but on the newer ones we have as service
trucks and vans, there is a temp sensor that prevents the tranny from
hitting OD below a set temp...
Cant recall the temp setting, but it sounds normal to me.
Sounds like something's broke...
You have to give a little more info. than that.... auto or manual? 2WD or
4WD? Anything hanging down from underneath the truck (like a driveshaft?)
What were you doing with/to the truck when it "jerked hard" and quit? Any
symptoms leading up to this?
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