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Old 06-30-2012, 08:41 PM
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I've got a 2001 Dodge ram 1500 3.9l v6. I have been having issues with my transmission. I put in a used transmission. One day I started the truck, put it in drive, it jumped forward then nothing. Anyone have any clue in what the problem could be, any help would be great. Also dies Anyone know what other vehicles I could get that same transmission from.
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I've got a 2001 Dodge ram 1500 3.9l v6. I have been having issues with my transmission. I put in a used transmission. One day I started the truck, put it in drive, it jumped forward then nothing. Anyone have any clue in what the problem could be, any help would be great. Also dies Anyone know what other vehicles I could get that same transmission from.
Could be a broken overrunning clutch outer race. Could be anything wrong with the transmission. Does it move when you shift it to manual 1st gear?
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I lost everything in forward and reverse. It does not move at all.
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First off check your tranny fluid for quantity then for metallic shine.
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I lost everything in forward and reverse. It does not move at all.
Could be a broken torque converter, pump, or valve body. Even if the frictions are worn out and the truck slips it should still move a little bit, remember that there is about 3000PSI of pressure being applied to a clutch pack, so 3000PSI of compression, and a band is applied with about 2800PSI of pressure so even if the clutch pack is shot out the truck will still move just it will slip like hell. If the truck isn't moving at all then it's going to be related to torque converter, pump, or valve body. Without pressurized fluid, the clutches will not engage and the torque converter won't work properly.
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Front pump was what I was thinking, but should do the converter wile I already have the tranny out. And if that does not work then I'll bust out the bucks for the valve body. Thanks for the help. By any chance do you know any other Dodge that has the same transmission Sargent 01 1500 v6 ram?
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Front pump was what I was thinking, but should do the converter wile I already have the tranny out. And if that does not work then I'll bust out the bucks for the valve body. Thanks for the help. By any chance do you know any other Dodge that has the same transmission Sargent 01 1500 v6 ram?
In my opinion it's going to be either the pump or valve body. You could rule out the pump if you were to put the parking brake on and put the truck in neutral and squeeze the transmission cooler return hose, if the hose is very hard to squeeze and you feel a pulsating then the pump is obviously pumping, now at what PSI and from which valve in the pump is a different story. But I have a feeling it's going to lean towards those two, and in any situation when you have to remove the transmission it is best to just replace the converter. Back in December I rebuilt my transmission and replaced the converter and now only about 8 months later the converter is whining, lucky for me the converter is under warranty so when I get back home I am going to have to remove the transmission to replace the converter. Wonderful isn't it?

You would find a transmission for that truck behind the V6 vans, Dakotas, and Durango. Please pay particular attention to the year of the vehicle which you are pulling the transmission from, changes have occurred frequently, especially to the electronics. So try and find one from the lower 00's and upper upper 90's like 99 and 98. I still would try and hunt for an 2001 to be safe.

If you have any questions I am more then available to answer them. And a tip when you replace the converter, use blue loc-tite on the torque converter bolts, these bolts like to come loose and you will know they have came loose when the vehicle vibrations like hell and sounds like it has bad rod knock.
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Thanks for the info. I'll post the results when I get to repairing it.
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Thanks for the info. I'll post the results when I get to repairing it.
Not a problem and I am looking forward to the results. Oh just another thing, be sure to replace the torque converter seal and if you do remove the pump from the case be sure to replace the pump gasket and seal.

Good luck, and again if you get stuck on something just give me a yell.
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