I assume that you checked the fluid level. It does not sound good. For
starter if you are so inclined you might drop the pan on the tranny and
check it for a clogged filter and for what deposits might be in the pan
too. Also check the the color and oder of the oil. If it is brown or
smell burnt or like peanut butter you have serious issues. If pan look
good and oil and filter is okay then you may have a internal seal leak
in a clutch assembly. Does this vehical have a lift and oversized tires
and does it have a aux tranny cooler installed as well?
It could be mechanical, like the valve that went on our ram, or could be
something as simple as the speed sensor, which (I think ) would generate an
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I have a '99 Ram 1500 59000 miles. almost the same problem, most of the
time it stats out in 2nd gear and then shifts normal from there but
when it statrs in 1st I have to run it up to about 3500 rpm for it to
sift into 2nd. The problem started friday with no warning. I changed
the fluid and filter, that did not help.
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