I'm the 3rd owner of this truck. 1998 2500 4x4 5.9V8 auto.
The 1st/2nd were father/son. They towed a medium sized 5th wheel occasionally. I purchased last year with 104,xxx miles. Previous records show tranny rebuilt at 79k and again at 94k.
NOW - I'm having issues when truck is warmed up...it wants to hold the 3-4 shift unless I let off the throttle then it will upshift. I'm one of those who freaks out when something like this goes wrong. I've been looking at other trucks to buy, but nothing says "buy me".
I deprogrammed my superchips to see if that was the issue and it still acts up.
1 - any ideas as to what this would be and is it a simple fix?
2 - AAMCO wanted $600 to remove and bench the tranny to inspect it for problems. Instead of $600 for just an inspection...I'm considering buying a reman'd tranny/converter with HD shift kit installed for $1400. Do any of you have recommendations on engine/tranny shops in the Phoenix area or who will ship?
I'm just wondering with the list of 'wants/needs' new tranny (1400), 375hp performance engine (5500) - do I just hang it up and go for a nice used Hemi model for $10-15k?