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Old 09-21-2009, 01:04 PM
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i just bought my 97 ram 4x4 for $400 so i cant really complain, but i drove it home and half way it started staying in 1st gear, even when i shifted it in nuetral and 2nd. so i stopped and put it in park, turned it off and drove the rest of the way and it drove just fine. does anyone know what it could be. like i said im new to the rams so any help will be much appreciated
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Might be time for a fluid change, possibly get in contact with the previous owner and ask them if they ever had any tranny trouble before or have ever rebuilt or replaced it. It could be something simple, or a liitle more, hard to tell
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o yea, they did. actually they went through quite a few doing the same thing. so i was thinking something on the truck, like a pcm or something of that sort
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bad valve body or servo if they kept using them for some reason
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May have a bad input speed or output speed sensor . Need to have the system scanned for trouble codes . Not sure if you were stuck in first . May have been stuck in limp home mode ,which locks the trans in I think second gear . Start there and let us know . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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they scanned it and it was the pcm, but unfortunatly the tranny got stuck in 1st again on the way home and it didnt hold up. so i have a buddy with a 727 trans. does anyone know if it will bolt up into my truck??
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