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evil evo 99 05-17-2013 08:19 AM

transmission question?
 
I have a 2008 1500 4x4. I have noticed that I really have to push on the pedal to get the trans to downshift. It feels like I have to push it 2x's as far as I should to get it to kick down. Any ideas or suggestions?
Also when I do really really get on it the transmission feels like it surges. Any ideas?

gonefishin776 05-17-2013 08:22 AM

The first part is pretty normal for these trucks. Sucks, but it's the truth. Everyone complains about it.

Not sure what the second part could be, or how serious it is. But just sounds related to the previous part...just the nature of these trucks. Mine does it too

evil evo 99 05-17-2013 08:48 AM

I was hoping it was'nt "normal" and could be fixed. Can you manually adjust these transmissions like to old stuff or is it all computer controlled. As far as how bad the surging is, its just enuff to bug the hell out of me.

gonefishin776 05-17-2013 08:53 AM

don't know anything about adjusting...pretty sure it's all computer controlled.

But unfortunately everything you are describing seems pretty normal :/ esp having to floor it to get it to down shift.

I run 35" M/T tires...i feel it now worse than ever

huntergreen 05-17-2013 08:56 AM

in my 11 sport, i can shift the trans by tapping my shifter to the right. unless ram changed this feature, you should also have this feature.

gonefishin776 05-17-2013 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by huntergreen (Post 1100700)
in my 11 sport, i can shift the trans by tapping my shifter to the right. unless ram changed this feature, you should also have this feature.

negative...not in his 2008

pretty sure...the 3rd gens don't have that option. I could be terribly mistaken though...I've never seen one

evil evo 99 05-17-2013 11:46 AM

nope we don't have that option

snrusnak 05-17-2013 12:32 PM

A tuner will help with shift points, etc. With superchips you can get the advanced trans control and make your own shift schedules too.

Have you double checked fluid level(while at operating temperature, and in neutral?).

HemiLonestar 05-18-2013 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snrusnak (Post 1100892)
A tuner will help with shift points, etc. With superchips you can get the advanced trans control and make your own shift schedules too.

This is what I was going to recommend.

evil evo 99 05-20-2013 07:11 AM

Yes I have checked the level, warm, nuetral, and in park. Looks like a tuner is the option.


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