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Old 05-27-2013, 01:42 AM
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Default Shifting issues

I cant speak on behalf of your 4WD....but the lurch without moving in D & R sounds like the Shift linkage is out of whack.
That is simple enough fix if that is the case,which IS something I have had to do.
We got our '00 Ram ext cab 5.9 w/AT used from a neighbor,prior to purchase he had mentioned the tranny being "temperamental" after having it in the shop for an OD switch replacement.
Reverse was achieved by shifting N and then back.Drive was accomplished by D1 then back.
Long story Short the shop never fully tightened the linkage for shift shaft spine coming out of the tranny housing, or the stop nut on the shift linkage coming down from the column shifter.
My advice is to look up diagrams of the AT linkage specific to Your exact model...and then crawl underneath.Block the wheels and dont be shy about poking, prodding, and wiggling anything.ABOVE ALL LOOK FOR SHINY RUB MARKS!
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