Actually, this is what my truck is doing:
91 Dodge Ramcharger shifting irregularities
I have a 1991 Dodge Ramcharger, 5.2L, (318) V8, 4 Speed (O.D.) AMT. I
have had this truck since it was built. I special ordered it and
picked it up with 7 miles on it. I have taken great care of it,
getting it lubed and changing all the fluids on a regular basis.
Granted, my truck has 126000 miles, but it has always been very
reliable and dependable, but lately it has started to shift hard.
When increasing speed gradually, it shifts out of first at ~23mph on
the speedometer (don't know specific RPM), and roughly the same reading
when decreasing (~25mph). It shifts into third at ~40mph and then
fourth (O.D.) at ~43mph. It does not shift as hard when I increase
speed rapidly, and it shifts into 4th at a relatively higher speed
(~50-60mph) depending on how fast I am accelerating. In addition, when
braking, it intermittently downshifts hard and when coming to a stop,
just as I am about to be completely stopped, the truck LURCHES
backwards, more like it settles very hard) right at the end of my
The worst thing of all is how hard it is shifting. It bothers me that
it may be seriously hurting my truck.
I may have a bad Torque Clutch Selonoid, not sure if that can affect
it, but I am planning on changing it to see if that helps or hurts.
Also, my cruise control is tango uniform (TU) these days. Been a while
since I used it, so I don't really know how long it has been
inoperable. My engine codes say I have a short in the speed control,
and again, I am not sure if that can cause any or all.