2001 1500 shifting problems - DodgeForum.com


Notices

2nd Gen Ram Tech 1994-2001 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 1994 through 2001 Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

2001 1500 shifting problems

Reply
 
 
  #1  
Old 06-12-2013, 02:57 PM
joshdodge's Avatar
joshdodge
joshdodge is offline
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 11
Default 2001 1500 shifting problems

Hey guys, I just bought a 2001 Dodge 1500 5.9 and I'm having transmission trouble. It seems to shift fine from 1st to 2nd but after that it seems to not want to shift at all. It revs up to 3500+ rpm and still doesn't shift, but if I let off the accelerator then it will usually shift. I did some searching around here and thought maybe I needed a new transmission speed sensor so I replaced it but it did not solve the problem. Any advice for the new guy? Thanks

Last edited by joshdodge; 06-12-2013 at 04:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-12-2013, 03:34 PM
HeyYou's Avatar
HeyYou
HeyYou is online now
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Clayton MI
Posts: 42,410
Default

Shift sensor?

Could be a couple things.... governor pressure sensor/solenoid, output speed sensor, loose bands, etc.

Did you drop the pan to change said sensor?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-12-2013, 04:26 PM
joshdodge's Avatar
joshdodge
joshdodge is offline
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 11
Default

Sorry, I replaced the transmission speed sensor
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-12-2013, 04:32 PM
dodge dude94
dodge dude94 is offline
Banned Goober Smoocher
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8,916
Default

Sounds kinda like the governor pressure sensor.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-13-2013, 05:47 PM
joshdodge's Avatar
joshdodge
joshdodge is offline
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 11
Default

Well it's now throwing a p1740 code
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-13-2013, 05:49 PM
dodge dude94
dodge dude94 is offline
Banned Goober Smoocher
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 8,916
Default

P1740 TCC or O/D Solenoid Perf

Sounds like a governor solenoid.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-14-2013, 07:10 PM
joshdodge's Avatar
joshdodge
joshdodge is offline
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 11
Default

You were completely correct. I took it to a tranny shop and they also said the governor pressure sensor and solenoid are dead. I'm going to fix this myself considering the shop wants to charge me 700 bucks to do it.

Is there anything else I should do while I'm in there? I'm contemplating getting this kit, http://www.cascadetransmissionparts....kit2000up.aspx Would this be a smart idea? Will I need to remove the valve body to install the 3/4 accumulator spring and O/D solenoid/harness

Last edited by joshdodge; 06-14-2013 at 07:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-14-2013, 07:19 PM
Gaius
Gaius is offline
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 251
Default

Replace that and the transducer. Get the larger Borg Warner pressure sensor for a solid upgrade.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-14-2013, 08:03 PM
stewie01's Avatar
stewie01
stewie01 is offline
Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 8,903
Default

You can get the BW Solenoid and new transducer off of eBay for $100.

I'd just get that and change the filter while you're in there.

Fluid is what gets expensive, around $50-$60 depending on the brand you get, cheap Wal-Mart ATF+4 is cheaper....
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-15-2013, 01:04 AM
joshdodge's Avatar
joshdodge
joshdodge is offline
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 11
Default

After I install the sensor and solenoid is there anything I need to do to the tranny? i.e. put it in learn mode or something? Or do I just clear the code with my OBD II and call it good?
Reply With Quote
 
 
 

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
PX
3rd Gen Ram Tech
9
07-19-2015 05:46 PM
TheFist
4th Gen Ram Tech
10
07-17-2015 07:22 AM
luckysun
2nd Gen Ram Tech
3
07-07-2015 09:40 AM
huffp2
3rd Gen Ram Tech
0
07-07-2015 12:13 AM
Sparky86
2nd Gen Ram Tech
2
07-06-2015 01:12 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:38 PM.