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Old 06-23-2013, 04:15 AM
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I have an 09 Laramie with 102k miles an the lifetime power train warranty. Dropped it at the dealer with the trans getting stuck in 4th gear and an active code P0750 which is for the solenoids in the transmission. Got a call back from the girl at the dealer saying that the mechanic checked and said my ECM needs to be flashed with an update before he can do anything with the solenoids. He said he doesn't think that will fix the problem, but it needs to be done. And go figure....the update is not covered and they want me to pay $60 for it. Why would I pay for something that's not going to fix my truck? It seems to me that if dodge found a problem with the original programming that needs to be updated they should be the ones paying for it. So basically I have to fight this one out with the service manager Monday morning because he wasn't there when she called. Anyone have any thoughts on this before I talk to him?
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:35 PM
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i had to have an update installed and had to pay. i called chrysler canada but they didn't do anything. for me it was worth it because the mds works way better.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:42 AM
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2012 Dodge 1500 5.7L Hemi 4X4 Crew Cab Transmission Problems.
I got it new off the floor with 4mi and have had the same problem from the start. Transmission stuck in forth. First time at 4,567mi, second at 12,206mi, third at 31,951mi and now again at 62,897mi

All the same codes, all at the same time
P0750 Shift solenoid A
P0882 TCM power input signal low
P0846 Trans fluid pressure sensor switch B circuit range/performance
P0871 Trans fluid pressure sensor switch C circuit range/performance
P0988 Trans fluid pressure sensor switch E circuit range/performance
P0876 Trans fluid pressure sensor switch D circuit range/performance

All repairs are under warranty, however this issue is getting excessive and warranty’s don’t last forever. Dealer guy just slaps my on the back and says sometimes you just get a bad one out of the factory and offers me coffee. NOT WHAT I WANT TO HEAR!!! Any ideas on why I’m having this issue? Drive bad, something I’m doing, problem waiting on a recall, or is it really just got a $46,000 bad one?
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:11 PM
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I have an 09 Laramie with 102k miles an the lifetime power train warranty. Dropped it at the dealer with the trans getting stuck in 4th gear and an active code P0750 which is for the solenoids in the transmission. Got a call back from the girl at the dealer saying that the mechanic checked and said my ECM needs to be flashed with an update before he can do anything with the solenoids. He said he doesn't think that will fix the problem, but it needs to be done. And go figure....the update is not covered and they want me to pay $60 for it. Why would I pay for something that's not going to fix my truck? It seems to me that if dodge found a problem with the original programming that needs to be updated they should be the ones paying for it. So basically I have to fight this one out with the service manager Monday morning because he wasn't there when she called. Anyone have any thoughts on this before I talk to him?
Tell them that the trans was fine for 102K miles without the update. Fix the tranny under warranty as required by the law.
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:31 PM
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"Tell them that the trans was fine for 102K miles without the update. Fix the tranny under warranty as required by the law."
This is all you need to say
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:34 PM
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[QUOTE=gmwild2005;3146560]2012 Dodge 1500 5.7L Hemi 4X4 Crew Cab Transmission Problems.
I got it new off the floor with 4mi and have had the same problem from the start. Transmission stuck in forth. First time at 4,567mi, second at 12,206mi, third at 31,951mi and now again at 62,897mi


Could there be some kind of lemon law for that? Same problem more than 3 times?
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:43 PM
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Hello. I know this is a late post but just had to share this with you.
I had the exact same problem and spent 600 dollars for new solenoid system. Six months later it did it again
BUT... this time i had acquired a trick!!!
All you have to do is this.
1) find that little button that re sets the trip meter
2) push it in and hold it
3) turn the the key to the "on" position but DON"T start it
4) let the dash lights go crazy and it will buzz and the speedometer will bounch up and down
4) when it is thru with all that the check engine light will come on , then let the little button loose
5) turn key off, close the door , crank it up and take it for a test drive and you will be happy
Cheers
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:06 PM
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What does this trick reset?
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:47 PM
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It's the cluster self test procedure
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:50 PM
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How would this reset help the trans?
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:58 PM
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beats the heck out of me, maybe hotdawg23 can explain it to us.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:01 PM
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The guy i got it from works for Dodge and he tells me it resets the computer. If you are pulling a heavy load and it takes a long time to shift, the computer "remembers" this and next time it shifts it goes into a "protection" mode and will stay in the "limp home " mode, ie 4th gear. It will stay there until you "flash" the computer. That is what the dealer does when they "flash" the computer and charge you a couple hundred for it.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:35 PM
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I think your friend is mistaken, have you ever used this trick yourself?

Flash is a type of memory, like your SD card for your devices. Writing to flash requires one to overwrite the image that was there before. When the dealer flashes a module, they write over the old image with a new one. The new images have the "latest and greatest" changes incorporated by Chrysler. The only way "flash" is to hook up a device (laptop) to the bus that talks to the particular module (PCM, TIPM, etc etc).

What you are talking about regarding the computer learning your driving parameters and other hardware status (trans temp, coolant temp, etc) as you drive, is handled by imbedded algorithms in the image itself. That stuff is written into other types of memory that the different modules access during driving. These parameters can be reset by different methods as they are normally stored in volatile memory.

Perhaps performing the cluster self test resets that particular node.

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Old 03-17-2014, 09:51 PM
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He could be wrong about some of the details, but it works for me everytime. I drive a 2007 Dodge Dually 6.7 ltr and was hauling a heavy load and i kept it in 4th for a long time and then when i was ready to go up... it wasn't and didn't. Solenoid body fron Dodge costs $400 plus tax and had transmission shop put it in. Wasn't long maybe six months and it did it again and that is when i made friends with the mechanic.
Long story short, it has happened 2 more times (in about 3 years) and i just pull over, do the button thingy and it works like a charm.
Don't know why it works but i would bet you that Dodge dealers do the same thing and charge you big bucks.
Anyway
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:18 PM
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Hello. I know this is a late post but just had to share this with you.
I had the exact same problem and spent 600 dollars for new solenoid system. Six months later it did it again
BUT... this time i had acquired a trick!!!
All you have to do is this.
1) find that little button that re sets the trip meter
2) push it in and hold it
3) turn the the key to the "on" position but DON"T start it
4) let the dash lights go crazy and it will buzz and the speedometer will bounch up and down
4) when it is thru with all that the check engine light will come on , then let the little button loose
5) turn key off, close the door , crank it up and take it for a test drive and you will be happy
Cheers
That didn't work.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:42 AM
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Sorry to hear that cause it did work for me. Not only does it work on my 2007 Dodge 1 ton, it also worked on my 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The Jeep had long ago quit shifting into second gear and went straight to third. Since it is my wife's car i just let it go for years and then one day i just decided to try that button trick and i couldn't believe it!! it actually worked and second was back again.
I think you should just keep trying and maybe it will work. Also, i would drive it around some before trying to re set it.
Good luck
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:35 PM
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I know this is an old thread but it seems to be alive still. My 09 ram 1500 4x4 has been nothing but issues.
My truck only has 54k miles on it and I have had the dealer do all scheduled maintenance at the required time. Last June my motor went out. Thank gosh for the life time power warranty. Chrysler actually paid for my truck you have a new motor. Before the first motor went out I kept getting a misfire on cylinder 4. Took it to the Dodge dealership at least three times they kept saying they could not get it to misfire do not know why it was throwing the code. after becoming angry with them and explaining to them that if they just started my truck and drove it they could fell the misfire but I guess that requires them to actually do something besides hooking a computer up to the truck. I don't think they ever fixed the misfire which may have had something to do with my motor going out.

after my truck was down for 2 months I finally had my motor installed and low and behold the misfire happened again. I took it to another Dodge dealership and they figure out what was wrong with it so they say.

since then I've had to have my transmission resealed twice because it was leaking at the pump and the rear yoke and my truck is currently down down because my ECU has completely went out. I'm hoping that my extended warranty will cover that cost. If my truck wasn't so close to being paid for I would get rid of it.sorry for the rant and rave
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:57 AM
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OK. I need to follow up on this cause new information has come to light. I took a trip in my big Dodge to pick up a tractor and on the way back i made a sharp right hand turn and it stuck in 4th gear again. No problem cause i knew this button trick and i pulled over and did that trick. HOWEVER, it did not work! So did it again and failure.
I pulled into a parts store and checked the trans fluid and it appeared to be a little low. Put in a quart and did the button trick and worked fine.
The next turn was a sharp left and locked in 4th again. Drove home in 4th at about 2200 RPM's.
Hooked up scanner and several codes showed up. The one that caught my eye was the one that indicated the trans was starving for fluid. I believe it was p0807?? not sure tho.
So i put it in park and cranked it up and checked fluid and was within tolerance. So i had a feeling i was missing something and went on the net to look up "HOW TO CHECK DODGE TRANS FLUID LEVEL" and guess what...it has to be in NEUTRAL to check that fluid. Did that and it was almost 1 quart low!! Don't know where it went to either.
I used my scanner and cleared ALL the codes and it works fine now.
So here is my final input.
1) If your Dodge trans is low on fluid and you make sharp left or right turns, it may lock it up in 4th gear.
2) Put your trans in Neutral to check fluid level and if low, fill to exact level.
3) Try the button trick and if does not work use a scanner and clear all the codes. It should be fine now.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:37 AM
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if they are still like the old dodge transmissions then the pump doesnt engage in park, thats why it needs to be in neutral.

if not i dont know why it would make a difference.
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