I have a Dodge Ram 1500. Almost a year ago the service engine light came on.
Took it the local Dodge Dealer which said it was a transmission problem.
Now, even though the service engine came on and since I bought it, the truck
ran excellent. It shifted correctly, no bumps grinds, bangs, nothing. The
dealer said it was a pump and a torque convertor. They replaced them.
The service engine light did not come on when I went to get the truck. It
started and seemed to run ok for a little while and then when I went to
speed up from 40mph, there was a shudder in the transmission. Then when I
stopped at a stoplight and then went about a block and slowed to stop again,
there was a clunk, like the transmisson was either trying to shift up or
Several weeks later with the truck in and out of the dealership shop for
sometimes a couple of days and other times for more than a week, they moved
the shudder up to 55 mph. And then the transmissions started doing other
things. The dealership gave up and told me not to come back.
Like, when you speed up from a stop light, it will shift from 1st to 2nd at
about 10mph. A steady speed up and the turck will not shift into 3rd UNTIL
you let up on the gas. Less than 40mph, it will down shift. And it will NOT
shift into 4th until it gets to 52 mph. Once the speed drops down to 50 mph,
it will downshift, even if you are coasting downa hill. Below 40mph, it will
I put up with it from August last year until a couple of months ago. Another
Dodge Dealer contacted me about trading trucks and when I told him about the
problems I am having with this one. He said he could fix it.
He had it 6 weeks and 3 days. When I got the truck back, he fixed the clunk
and he fixed the shudder, BUT,
it will not shift right. He gave up.
Is there anyone on this newsgroup who has had a similar problem like this??
The last dealer said they rebuilt the transmission from scratch and it still
won't shift right.