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Old 11-05-2013, 02:59 PM
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Hello! I wanted to post my current situation to get your thoughts.

Two or three weeks ago, I took my 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 (5.7/2wd) to the dealer to have them do a transmission flush before I went on an 800 mile trip.

Today, I checked it in to the same dealer this morning because last night the truck went into what I've searched and found to be known as "4th gear limp mode." Then check engine, etc.

They are currently replacing what I've been told is a bad reverse solenoid, to the tune of 850ish doll hairs.

I strongly asked if these too events were related, and they assured me it was coincidental. Am I getting boned?

PS, truck has 73K on the odometer
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:58 PM
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It's possible. You should have had another dealership take a look at it. and asked them if the first dealership had made a mistake. They shouldn't have been related, but if they didn't fill it up enough, it could have been burning it up. The solenoid pack(which contains the reverse solenoid) is around $150-300. $850 is a bit much in my estimation.
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First thing I checked was the fluid levels, and they were in the zone. If anything it seemed like there was a little much, but one thing was for sure, the problem was intermittent, as I've read about on many of the posts here in my searches.

Very good call though... I didn't even think about taking it to another dealership. Mainly because it's a half hour away, and I didn't want to further injure the truck, not knowing what was wrong with it.

FWIW, they did give me a 2013 4x4 1500 to drive around... and while it feels shorter then my 2WD, it does have two good sounds... a good exhaust note, and a much much better stereo.
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Did they give you the specific fault code that was set? That would tell more clearly whether the two are related.

If they screwed up the filter installation, it is entirely possible that that caused your problems. But the fault code could rule that in or out.
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I was told a few weeks ago when I asked about the filter in the transmission that it was not replaced. Was told that the pan wasn't dropped, and they strictly replaced the fluid.

Also, I did not get the code, unfortunately. In retrospect, I wish I would have taken more time to deal with it, but it's my daily driver and I needed it to go to Houston yesterday. It did well, aside from a scare when a semi loosing his transmission sprayed me with trans fluid. Needless to say, I had a few panicked minutes at a gas station.

Do that sounds like it rules out the issues being related. Something told me after I got the transmission flush that I shouldn't have done it, but hindsight is always 20/20.
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No, if they didn't touch the filters, then I doubt your flush was the cause of your problems. Did they say whether it was an LR Solenoid Circuit fault, or an LR Pressure Switch fault?
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Wait... they flushed the trans, but didn't remove the pan and replace filter? I would have thought that would be included in the flush. I mean if you flush it, the junk in your filter is just gonna keep it dirty, or it'll plug. I'd find a new shop to take it to. Wouldn't it make sense to replace the old crusty filter with a new one?
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YES my man u have been royaly f@#$ by this dealer. When doing a flush they must replace filter and open the pan to clean out magnet n debri. sounds like they trying to wash they hands from the problem by saying they didn't touch it. In my opinion u shoulda just let it b never flush tranny if not fully necessary, this can lead to slip ups and just tranny probs.
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