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Vehicle: Mopar fan since 1968, owner since 1977, 2000 ram today.
Location: Just south of nowhere in Oklahoma
RE: installing shift solenoid
We pulled the valve body and also changed the pressure switch and OD selenoids. I can't remember if you have to pull the valve body to do just the switch. Seems to me it was easier to do with it out, but its a PITA to do. My "helper" who builds Dodge trannies for a living believes its a good idea to change all that stuff at once.
"The only person I have to impress is myself" - Reggie Jackson. A person of integrity expects to be believed and when they're not, they let time prove them right.
I bought my truck with the solenoid needing to be replaced, the dealership was set on it being a $800 job and it only came out to about $270.
They control the shift timing on the 47re transmission, mine was malfunctioning causing the truck to start in 2nd slowly accelerate and drop into 1st and run like a bat out of hell. Routinely peeling out while going 25 down the street.
I have an extra governor solenoid and pressure sensor that your looking for. The pressure sensor is a four prong which is what you need. Its very simple to change them out. I found a DIY with pics by searching on the web when I did it. I have them both for $110 is you need them. Only problem is that Im in Alaska and shipping will be $5 and take about a week.
The Alaska oil specialist
thanks guys i appreciate the advice. i picked up the part for $75 at the dealership. i will try to put it in this weekend. my problem was shifting from 3rd to 4th it just had a mind of its own. sometimes it wouldnt shift into 4th at all. hopefully this part will work.
did replacing this fix your problem from 3rd to 4th, I also have a rough shift from 3rd to 4th. Thanks
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9l 4x4, Dr Evil 46re Tranny
-Diesel coils in front - add-a-leaf in rear - 3in body lift - TOTAL lift about 6in
3.92 gears, detroit true trac locker in rear - Moto metal wheels
-Power/heated Tow mirrors - Superchips Tuner