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Old 05-07-2009, 09:41 PM
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Hi, I'm a new Dodge owner. I bought myself a 2001 5.2 4x4 the other day with 94k miles. Not a bad truck it seems so far. I've expected to have to put some work into it. Done front U-joints and wheel bearings so far. It's got the check engine light on with codes:

P1763 Governor Pressure Sensor Volts Too High

The tranny sounds like it's making sort of a whining sound. Much like an outdoor hose spigot when it's almost shut off, like there might be air in the fluid or something. It was low and I topped it off (ATF+4) but no difference. It seems to actually shift fine, fluid looks okay.

So basically, I was thinking of doing the check valve fix I read about as well as a fluid and filter change. Sounds like I might replace that governor sensor as well while I'm inside the tranny as well as check for lose and rubbing wires to that sensor.

What do you all think of the whining sound? Is this a normal Dodge noise? I don't know much about them and I wasn't able to find anything about a whining noise. As well, besides what I mentioned, any fixes or other preventative maintenance I should do?

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Old 05-07-2009, 10:15 PM
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Make sure you check the trans fluid in NEUTRAL not park. Of course, parking brake on, wheels chocked, flat surface, etc.
Does the whining sound happen in all gears or just park?
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:35 PM
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Yep, I checked it in neutral. It actually only makes the sound when the car is moving.

It's a hard sound to put into words, basically it sounds like what I think is tiny air bubbles being pushed around in the tranny might sound like. It sounds like it's following the transmission speed for the most part as well.

It shifts fine, I'm hoping I don't have to rebuild it.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:43 PM
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In D, foot on brake, truck stopped - no noise?
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:54 PM
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Nope... Only when you push on the gas.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:02 PM
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Are you sure it is coming from the transmission?
Mine made a sound like that but it was do to air in the heater core.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:07 AM
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I certainly won't say I'm certain it's coming from the tranny. I don't know this truck well at all. How do you fix air in the coolant lines? Is there a bleeder somewhere?
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:19 AM
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Certainly helps to have the right search keywords. I guess a lot of people have had a similar sound. I don't know why but never occurred to me it might be coolant. Seemed too tied to engine speed, but that would make sense too since water pump I assume is belt driven.

Thanks for the tips! It's always nice to have a good forum with helpful members. I'm already liking this truck more because of that.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:35 PM
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hey i am new to dodge to just bought my dodge its a 1998 4x4 1500 ext cab short box and my tranny whines very loud like it sounds like my truck is supercharged and its not or sounds like a power steering whine and i no it comes from my tranny it dosent do it in park or neutral and only whines in all the other gears
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hey i am new to dodge to just bought my dodge its a 1998 4x4 1500 ext cab short box and my tranny whines very loud like it sounds like my truck is supercharged and its not or sounds like a power steering whine and i no it comes from my tranny it dosent do it in park or neutral and only whines in all the other gears
That sure is one looong run on sentence to read..
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That sure is one looong run on sentence to read..
do u do anything beside bitch?
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:56 PM
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do u do anything beside bitch?
Yup....Most of the time. I wasnt really bitching, just stating that sentence was a bit hard to read. In hopes the OP might use a period or two in future posts to make it easier for others to read and understand. If I was really trying to be a jerk I would have nitpicked other things wrong like spelling.
I used to do the same thing (and still do sometimes) and people would sometimes comment on it. It really bothers some people, like the texting slang people sometimes use here instead of english. So I learned to make an effort to use punctuation.
It seems you on the other hand are just chiming in to bitch and aren't doing anyone any good here.
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yeah the sentence he typed wasnt very proper i agree . but its not like someone is grading the post or etc. so just chill man no need to bitch about people's spelling for crying out loud its just a short little online post as long as your spelling is somewhat correct then its all good..

basically what i am saying is dont be a bitch
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Could it be possible the whine is coming from the rear end? I know when mine was going out it had a whine that sounded like it was a supercharged truck.
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Does the whine change pitch at different speeds? Worn gears in the axles would do that too. My rear currently whines...
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Does the whining stop or change when taking your foot off the gas? I had a pinion bearing fail in my rearend and it only whined on deceleration. I have tranny issues now and got an intermittent whine when shifting to 3rd... I may have to have mine rebuild and I'm pretty bummed about it.
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well it gets loader with speed and then when it shifts it whines quieter and louder again if u no what i am getting been up for ****ing 72 hours just got off work and sorry for spelling and that **** failed school badly HA
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when i am stopped at a set of lights the whine is quiet kinda.....
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well it gets loader with speed and then when it shifts it whines quieter and louder again if u no what i am getting been up for ****ing 72 hours just got off work and sorry for spelling and that **** failed school badly HA

Maybe a longshot...but could it be vacuum? See if you have a gasket on top of throttle body for air filter housing. This would explain why ith changes after shift - rpm goes down. I had the hose to driver side valve cover come off once, and it sounded like a whine that was had to pinpoint while driving and increased with engine rpm.
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well it whines with the shift and it sounds like right under me the noise it comes from ill check that tho thanks
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