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Old 02-09-2009, 10:27 AM
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I have a 97 Ram with a 5.9L and a 46re Auto Trans. After my transmission warms up it often likes to stay in 1st gear up to 4,000 rpms before it shifts and second gear also. Third gear, and Overdrive work great. Keep in mind it does not do this when I first take off........only after I drive for 10-15 minutes

Also the other night I pulled out to pass a car and when I kicked into 2nd gear it slipped and smacked the rev limiter and I let off real quick and it grabbed 2nd. It doesn't always slip that bad in 2nd....but before I assume the transmission needs rebuilt I would like some opinions.

1st gear sometimes up to 4,000 rpms,
2nd gear sometimes up to 4,000 rpms
Kick down into 2nd gear causes a slip enough to hit rev limiter
3rd gear good
OverDrive good.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:54 AM
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Have you made sure your fluid level is correct, and the condition of the fluid is good?
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:56 AM
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I've got similiar problems on my 5.9L 4x2 46RE.

See my progress under "tranny will not upshift".

MonteC has been great at helping me diagnose the problem. Were not finished yet...but we are closing in.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:58 AM
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On second thought, do these quick and easy things first.

1. Check Throttle Position Sensor (TPS)
2. Check TV Cable
3. Check fluid (as mentioned earlier)
4. Check/adjust bands

All these checks are FREE, they just take a little time.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:58 AM
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Okay, I'll check it out...........Yes, after it started doing this I did a fluid/filter change.............Fluid is correct level also
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:03 PM
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I did bands and fluid already and no change, but I will check out TPS............btw I have no check engine lights would TPS throw a Engine Light?
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:51 PM
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I don't think most trans errors actually throw CEL's, rather they just lay in the mist and wait for you to check if there are any codes.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:26 PM
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Okay so if I hook up the Snap-On Modis to it, I can read the codes(if there are any). I would just hate to pull the tranny to find out it doesn't need rebuilt.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:24 PM
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dbl is right. My tranny codes never popped up as CELs. Instead they laid dormant like a "bad virus" waiting for me to check the ODBII port.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:59 PM
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Okay I'll get them read.............also I read that a TPS can't cause a Slip in the Tranny..........what else could cause a slip other than bad clutches and steels in the tranny
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:26 PM
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your converter could be taking a crap on you
but idk
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Replace your governor pressure sensor and solenoid.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:44 AM
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Okay will do, thanks for the advice guys, I appreciate it
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also make sure your check valve is not getting cloged or blocked . clean , replace or dont use it at all..
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Default missshift on 46re

i own a 99 dakota with a 46re trans got it as a trade cause the tranny supposdly didnt work before taen it to the mechanic i decided to remove the oil pan and the oil filter before putting it back together theres a flat plate with four screws holding it together took it apart and notice a broken spring went to the junk yard got another one and truck runs like a new one before u guys take ur truck to the shop check that out if its missshifting or not shifting at all like mine and that could be the only problem ur truck has maybe a factory recall i dont but i noticed in two trans at the junk yard with the same issue badjeeptoy@yahoo.com hit me up and i could send a pix where that place is located exactly
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:08 PM
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wonder if you can swap in a 47re? that should hold up to a 5.2 or even 5.9
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:33 PM
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guys this thread is from almost a year ago...I think he resolved his issue by now...
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:19 PM
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let's bring it back ...will a 47 tranny bolt up to a 5.9 and would it even be worth it??
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:04 PM
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i was told that the 46re was equivalent to the 904, and the 47 was the 727, i got a 727 in my scout and that thing is bullet proof, if it would work i think it would be worth it
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:51 PM
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guys this thread is from almost a year ago...I think he resolved his issue by now...
Go figure, NOOBS resurrecting old threads!!!
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