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Old 09-26-2011, 11:30 PM
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First off I looked for a section on transmision but could not find on so I hope this finds the right eyes reguardless of the location in this forum.

I have a 2006 2500 diesel laramie (automatic)and often tow a cargo trailer that weighs in total about 3000lbs.
Today on my way home from hunting in the mountains I encountered a shifting problem that I have never had before.
While I have never had problems passing cars or maintaining speed uphill(in the mountains)while towing because of this shifting thing today I could not.
Normally while going up hill the truck would shift up around 2500 rpm and have lots of power but today it would not shift up and was running into the redline on the rpms. when I backed of the pedal it would then shift but no power or shift back down to the high rpm. I could not maintain speed going up hill.

What is going on???
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:33 AM
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I can't say for sure, but it may be in LIMP MODE, i believe you can temporarily get it back to running normally, by disconnecting the battery cable for a period of time & then reconnecting it
A better idea is to go to to a Auto Zone or some place else & getting the CODE reading & then having the code cleared & start fresh hopefully
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Any lights on the dash? Sounds like a shift solenoid crapped out on ya.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:38 PM
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Had it at the shop today and a belt of some kind for 2nd gear is broken and I will be getting a new transmission. Second gear just wasn't working period.

Does this sound right?

What are my options.

is there a trany I should upgrade for my minor amount of towing?

Crap!!
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My 2004 was doing something like that last year. I checked the air filter and it was trashed. The area where I deer hunt at has a 8 mile strech of dusty dirt road and the fine dust clogged the air filter pretty fast.
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2nd gear band is what was broken.
Get in touch with goerend.com tell the what you use the truck for (be honest about future upgrades) let the set you up with what you need. Trans is gonna cost you a TON anyway spend a couple more $ and make it your LAST trans. There will NOT be much difference between a plain jane rebuild and a Goerend other than it'll last about 1000 times longer.
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And when you do, be sure to invest in a little $20 part known as a heavy duty band strut. Much stronger that the OEM piece. Every time you shift up to second, or drop down that band, the kickdown band, is involved and it's a major player, as you have learned. Make them show you the broken parts.

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