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Old 06-14-2012, 05:36 PM
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I have read and read and can't seem to find the right answer for my problem. First, the truck is a 2001 ram 1500 4x4 regular cab. Automatic transmission with 95000 miles. 5.2. Just this weekend it would not shift out of first and into second without letting up on the gas. I changed the speed sensor, fluid, filter, selinoid and pressure sensor. It did not help at all. everyone else seems to get fixed with those changes. What is next? A mechanic looked at it today and said it must be internal and will need to be taken apart. What do you think?
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I have read and read and can't seem to find the right answer for my problem. First, the truck is a 2001 ram 1500 4x4 regular cab. Automatic transmission with 95000 miles. 5.2. Just this weekend it would not shift out of first and into second without letting up on the gas. I changed the speed sensor, fluid, filter, selinoid and pressure sensor. It did not help at all. everyone else seems to get fixed with those changes. What is next? A mechanic looked at it today and said it must be internal and will need to be taken apart. What do you think?
Probably have a sticking 1-2 timing valve or a sticking governor valve. Rebuild valve body and then work from there!
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Is the shift just loose and sloppy? or does it just not shift? loose and sloppy may be a simple band adjustment, an external adjustment in your case... (theres two band adjustments that I am aware of, the 1-2 shift is adjusted externally.)There are several threads on this site concerning doing this procedure properly, which is extremely important, for your transmissions' happiness!!!
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Is the shift just loose and sloppy? or does it just not shift? loose and sloppy may be a simple band adjustment, an external adjustment in your case... (theres two band adjustments that I am aware of, the 1-2 shift is adjusted externally.)There are several threads on this site concerning doing this procedure properly, which is extremely important, for your transmissions' happiness!!!
We don't know if it's the band, if the 1-2 shift is late it's most likely the band. But it could very well be a 1-2 shift governor valve that is sticking which is a common issue just as common as a loose front band.

To adjust the band, torque it to 72 inch lbs, then back off 3 turns and tighten down the locknut. I always do 3 to 3-1/4 turns because when you go to torque the locknut to 25 ft-lbs the adjuster will turn clockwise with the locking nut.
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Agreed, I like going with simple first, but in this case,I also agree that it may require going deeper, 'cuz it's specified it seemingly simply failed, it may involve valve body work .(I hate getting soaked in stinky oil anymore, getting kinda old for that these days!!)
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Agreed, I like going with simple first, but in this case,I also agree that it may require going deeper, 'cuz it's specified it seemingly simply failed, it may involve valve body work .(I hate getting soaked in stinky oil anymore, getting kinda old for that these days!!)
Yea, the only time a band just fails at the drop of a hat is when you drop the strut and anchor.

ATF isn't that stinky, I like the smell of new ATF+4, it's burned ATF that I don't like to smell :P
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