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Old 02-27-2010, 01:53 PM
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I bought my truck used and have had it for nine years now...It's been a great truck. Up till now I've had no issues with the automatic tranny but have always feared the horror stories about Dodge's trannys. It has recently stopped shifting all the way into overdrive, it operates fine other than that. Is this the beginning of the end??? Is there anything I can checkout on my own before I go to a shop. As you all probably know, the gas milage isn't that great to start with...and this is really not helping
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With that kind of age on the trans, I would start looking into finding a reputable trans shop for a rebuild. Make sure they use high quality parts, replace/rebuild the converter and flush the cooler and lines.
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Wouldn't be a bad idea to have the trans scanned . Could be something simple . Maybe a bad TCC solenoid or the nail in the coffin .
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Thanks, Ill start checking for a good shop and get it scanned
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