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Old 02-25-2010, 08:36 AM
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Default Bizzare Low fuel gearbox issue!!

My brother in law doesn't have access to the net so I said I'd ask this for him.

He has a 2000 Ram 5.9 Magnum, 2wd, Auto box. When it is on E on the fuel tank it won't change out of first gear. Occasionally he can abuse the kick down and it will change but as soon as he stops and starts it again it stay in first again.

Soon as he drops some fuel in (even just $10) the gear change works just fine.

This is a little odd. We did think it might be a sensor, but it doesn't make sense that it would hold it in a lower gear with higher revs when you're low on fuel, unless it's intended to make you drive slow.

Anyways, anyone ever had this issue or know what may be causing it?

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That is a weird situation. Your right you would want it to be in a higher gear at lower RPMs to save the fuel, not ripping it in the higher revs haha.

Thats gotta be some sort of electricl problem causing the empty signal to screw with the auto trany
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Its not engineered that way . Never heard of a problem like that . Strange .
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Ok, was definitely an issue because just last night his gearbox died completely!!
Hopefully the new gearbox he's putting in will cure the issue.
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keep us posted on how things turn out!
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Let us know for sure what that is... So weird...
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