Originally Posted by NOLA RAM
My build date is 10/10. Disabling the MDS seem to make it a little better but something still does not seem right. I didnt notice the compression braking on my 09 at all. Hope to take in tomorrow. Really hope to have it fixed soon.
Everything you describe is exactly what the truck is supposed to be doing. It was designed to drive that way. It downshifts early so that its like an engine brake to slow you down a little quicker. (kinda cheezy if you ask me)
If you want to shut off the MDS, just pull it down into 5th gear
on the (+/-) shifter. I find i do this for local driving, and flip it back into O/D MDS when i get back out on the highways. Using the tow haul mode to shut off the MDS is not nessesary. Yes T/Haul will shut the MDS off, but now your truck waits to shift later in the program. You can also delete the MDS all together, BUT, you will spend $350 bucks on a programmer to do that. You can also re-program the transmission today too with tuners, but that will cost you bigtime.
Not to get to far off the thread/post here....BUT...!!!!!
I was shown at the dealership last friday, chrysler "now has"
software that CAN NOW tell them that you`ve had a programmer on your trucks and cars. (EVEN if you`ve removed the programmer..!) Ther goes your warranty boys..! Bash on me all you want, and tell me its not true, i saw the proof first hand...! Personally i dont blame the manufactuer(s) for finding ways to keep people from screwing them by destroying their trucks/cars and expect the manufactuer to fix them for free after people have abused and beat the hell out of them by adding tuners and modifying them. You gotta ask yourself, if it were YOUR company, would you want the customer screwing YOU and YOU fixing everything for free for them, especially when it isnt YOUR fault for the problem and the customer caused it...??? I`m not 100 percent for the manufactuers, but really, if you break something and it was YOU that caused the problem, then take the hit for it and dont cry about the manufactuers catching you.