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I have a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT and it won't start. I came out and tried to start it but no joy. I looked at the transmission indicator and it is in reverse, I counted all the clicks and it is for sure in park. I tried to put it into neutral but it won't go there either, the indicator just skips right over it.

I have narrowed it down to the electrical indication portion of the problem. I read that these trucks have a trans range selector which tells the dash which gear it is in, I also read that the park neutral switch is built into this component. I tried to find this sensor but it is not on the steering column and it is not on the side of the trans case.

Can someone confirm where this sensor is located and if all my info is right? How hard is it to change this part? I heard you need to drop the trans pan and valve body, is this true?

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John
 
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Welcome to the forum.

Sorry to hear about your problem and that I don't have an answer for you.

We have a couple of MOPAR techs on the forum and I'm sure one of them will chime in soon.
 

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Yes i tried to find neutral and start it, it won't stay in neutral it just jumps right over it. I even messed with the lever while holding the key to the start position going from neutral to drive and still nothing.
 
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Same here, Dodge Durango

I am having the exact same problem with my Dodge Durango.
At first I thought the starter was going out or battery/alternator was bad, but then I realized it only happens when the computer is showing the car to be in reverse... If I can get the light to move over to show it is in park, it will start right up.

Did you have any luck resolving this issue?

I would really appreciate any help! Also tyring to get an idea what is going to take to fix it.
 

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Hello,

I had the same problem with my truck except i was installing a new valve body and shift solenoid. I put everything together and found that when i turned my truck on and went to shift into reverse it started to act strange.

I took the valve body out and noticed the solenoid was in a different location than it was when i installed it. Talked to the local shop guy where I was doing the work on base and he told me to put it in the proper position and re-install everything.

Hooked everything back up and now it works like a champ.
 

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The TRS (Transmission Range Sensor) is your culprit. It's integrated into the solenoid pack wich is mounted to the valve body.
I have a 2014 RAM 3500. The shift lever locks in reverse and P thru D indicator lights turn yellow. When I turn the truck off then in will not start again until I manually release the shift lever into neutral. I can't get the truck to do this when I take it to my local RAM service so they do not know what to fix. What should I have them check to confirm the problem?
 

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I have a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT and it won't start. I came out and tried to start it but no joy. I looked at the transmission indicator and it is in reverse, I counted all the clicks and it is for sure in park. I tried to put it into neutral but it won't go there either, the indicator just skips right over it.

I have narrowed it down to the electrical indication portion of the problem. I read that these trucks have a trans range selector which tells the dash which gear it is in, I also read that the park neutral switch is built into this component. I tried to find this sensor but it is not on the steering column and it is not on the side of the trans case.

Can someone confirm where this sensor is located and if all my info is right? How hard is it to change this part? I heard you need to drop the trans pan and valve body, is this true?

Thanks
John
I know this is extremely old but was this ever resolved ?? I have the same issue with my 2006 Ram with the HEMI Changed the Solenoid pack and the tipm no luck
 

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I have a 2014 RAM 3500. The shift lever locks in reverse and P thru D indicator lights turn yellow. When I turn the truck off then in will not start again until I manually release the shift lever into neutral. I can't get the truck to do this when I take it to my local RAM service so they do not know what to fix. What should I have them check to confirm the problem?
Mike,
Did you ever figure out what the problem was? mine has just stated doing this and the dealer cannot recreate the problem
 

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Have you tried to find neutral and start it ? Just be careful , it may start and be in a forward or reverse gear .

I am having a very similar problem with my 2006 dodge 2500 5.9L cummins.. It will go into all gears but it is very easy to change gears once in drive almost as if the electronic gear selector is going bad, or maybe even the linkage needs checked out, but i do have to roll it to put it in park, it will physically go into park but doesnt come up on the gear selector resulting in me not being able to turn my truck off nor start it if i turn it on in this position.. any ideas??
 

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I am having a very similar problem with my 2006 dodge 2500 5.9L cummins.. It will go into all gears but it is very easy to change gears once in drive almost as if the electronic gear selector is going bad, or maybe even the linkage needs checked out, but i do have to roll it to put it in park, it will physically go into park but doesnt come up on the gear selector resulting in me not being able to turn my truck off nor start it if i turn it on in this position.. any ideas??
Wasn’t sure if you got an answer. I’m having the exact same problem with my 2007 3500 5.9L. Had new transmission installed everything works great except the shifter is very easy to shift it each gear position way easier than normal and the shift indicator will not always go into the park position. The transmission does but the indicator will only go to reverse when putting in park. I have to shift it into reverse slowly and then back into park for the indicator to follow. Anyone have any ideas?
 
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