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Old 07-23-2010, 01:38 PM
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Hello... We are new dodge owners of a 2008 Dodge 1500 5.7 Hemi engine. We are experiencing the very same problems with the trany that was in a recall from 2005/2006. When we broght it into the shop for a check with the warranty, nothing could be found on codes. However, it is the EXACT same thing as that previous recall (21-007-06 The customer may experience an initial delayed shift engagement following an extended off (not running) period of time, generally after being parked overnight. The initial shift engagement may feel like a delay or slip when a transmission gear (reverse or drive) is first selected after engine start. ) However, without codes, people are looking at us funny and there is no recall for this in the 2008 trucks. What would you suggest a person do now as we are seeing it happen, but it can't be replicated at the shop for warranty work?? Has anyone else heard of this happening on a 2008??? Any advise would be great. Thank you in advance.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:49 PM
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There weren't codes thrown from the problem filters either. How is the fluid level? Do you know if the previous owner serviced the trans?
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I don't think any codes showed up anywhere according to the dealer doing the warranty check. As far as previous owner, we don't know as it only has 33,000 miles on it. Fluids on truck are all good on everything. And I need to correct...it wasn't an actual recall on 2005/2006, but a service safety bulletin.
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Actually, it's listed as a recall and TSB but that's neither here nor there. You need to leave the truck at the dealership overnight to duplicate the condition. Also have them pull a VIP report and see if it has any history of trans issues. If you can contact the previous owner and see if it was ever serviced, that would be helpful as well.
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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us here! Sorry to hear about your problem but Randy is definitely the man to help so good luck with that and be sure to keep us posted, we want to know how you make out! In the meantime, any pics of your truck? Lots of great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the board!

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