Gear selector won't show in park/slow 1st to 2nd shift
So last week my Durango started taking a long time to shift from first to second while in drive. It seemed to do better when the transmission warmed up. Now this morning i back up and put it in park and shut it off, when i go to start it, it wouldn't do anything. I noticed it said it was in reverse, so i shifted into neutral and it started fine. It shifts into park, but won't show it's in park on the gear selector on the dash. Any suggestions?
It's a 2003 Durango slt plus 5.9L 4x4 AWD with about 110k miles.
It makes a clunk when it shifts into reverse.
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Last edited by junkie97neon; 10-06-2012 at 11:12 AM..
Reason: forgot something
sounds to me like your transmission range sensor (previously called nuetral safey switch) is gone bad, it will only let the truck start in park or nuetral, and if its not reading the correct gear you cant start the truck,
as for the cluck check the ujoints
and for the delayed shift check the fluid level (engine hot, running in neutral) and see if you are low, if not then check the output speed sensor
-Phillip's Law: Four-wheel-drive just means getting stuck in more inaccessible places.
I found somewhere that the neutral safety switch is on the valve body, is this correct? I've replaced a couple before on a different vehicle or two(might have been same car twice), and they were not in the transmission. Thanks again!!!
Also, this has the 46re transmission correct? And I found somewhere that says the switch is located on the driver's side of the transmission itself.
Last edited by junkie97neon; 10-06-2012 at 07:22 PM..
Reason: Another question
I got the switch and found it on the drivers side of the tranny. But now I have encountered a problem trying to replace it. There are two screws holding it in, one is pretty easy to get to the other is behind the sensor and blocked by a bracket the is attached to the tranny or pan. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get to this secondary screw? Thanks again for your help!!!
I replaced the transmission range indicator, I removed the bracket that was blocking the second screw, but was still extremely difficult to get the second screw back in for the new sensor. Anyway, now when the truck is put in park the dash indicator shows it's in reverse when key is in first position, but shows nothing when key is turned to the second position and it will start in "park".I am definitely confused now.
I found this when googling my problem when it first appeared, wondering if anyone else has had this?