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Old 11-04-2011, 07:10 PM
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well on my way out wed. night to get some food my truck felt like someone rear ended me. I looked around and nobody there then found my transmission was stuck into 4th gear. I tried to pull over turn off the truck reset it and restart and still stuck then the check engine light came on. Long story short I just got my truck back from the dealership where they had to replace the valve body inside the tranny.
My truck only has 4500 miles on it. I will keep my fingers crossed and hope it don't happen again.
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The used to say, "sounds like you lucked out with a trany built on a Monday after a weekend of booze!" Or something like that. I have to wonder if the dealer might get an OK to just replace it with a new one. Hope you keep us posted.
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actually it sounds like they didn't get all the machining debris out of the valve body
these Electronically controlled transmissions go into LIMP MODE, 4th gear easily.
That is the main reason they recommend changing fluid at the interval that they have

Besides the valve body, the only other part the may cause trouble is the torque converter & i think they got a handle in it as well
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so far i have put a 100 miles since i got it back from them and the truck is running fine now.
Now just pulling my hair out trying to get my HID's to work right which is a whole-nother thread in itself.
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Left work Monday morning and my truck felt like a slug leaving the parking lot. Look down and see 4th gear. Wouldn't come out. Drove straight to the dealer and they promptly reflashed the tranny. Said there were 2 "pending" error codes that hadn't been "activated" yet, ???, one for a valve body and one for temp (it was stuck at 44 deg on the tranny tenp indication). This was at 1600 mi, TC replaced at 1300 mi.
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haven't experienced the torque converter problem yet but i got my ears open for it which is hard to hear over the magnaflow exhaust
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Good Luck with this one. I wish I would have traded mine in when my issues first showed up. I had to have the valve body cleaned in 1 week of owning the truck, the trans rebuilt within 6 months of ownership and again 1 month later because the dealership was incompetent. I am still having shift issues and it looks like the transmission is going to have to come out again. I am hoping to absolutely destroy it this winter pulling my snowmobile trailer so they just replace the whole thing rather than try and rebuild it again. The dealerships around here cannot rebuild a transmission to save their lives.
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I would contact the factory and request a replacement with the next issue. sounds to me like you have had about all one should need to put up with!
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Make :DODGEModel :RAM 1500Year :2011Build Dates :2009-09-01 - 2010-12-31NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number :10V656000Date Owner's Notified:2011-04-04Date Received by ODI:2010-12-24Date Added to Database:2010-12-29Manufacturers Involved:CHRYSLER GROUP LLCManufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:Manufacturer Campaign Number:K36Component:SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLEPotential Number Of Units Affected :60382Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 RAM 1500 TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 THROUGH DECEMBER 2010. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE EXPERIENCE A NOISE "GROWL, GRIND" COMING FROM THE REAR AXLE BEARING WHICH COULD EVENTUALLY SEIZE.Consequence:
A FAILURE OF THE BEARING COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO STALL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.Remedy:
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND WILL INSTALL AN OIL PORT INSERT INTO THE REAR AXLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 4, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.Report Initiator:MFRV ReportRegulation Part Number:Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:Notes:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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I don't think this recall ^^^^ applies to the problem stated.
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