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Old 12-30-2011, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by SpiderMartin
Thank you, that answered my question. I had the code read and that is what it told me it needed.
The issue is the dash light came on a while back and ever once in a great while, the tranny slipped into neutral. Back of the throttle for a second or two and all is well. (it has not happened in 5000 miles at least.) And when you give it gas it takes a second or two to take off, slow response?
I have had this issue with other vehicles and have changed external selinoids but not an internal. I spoke with a buddy that was familiar with mopar and he said he just replaced one in his brothers Ram 1500, same MO.
All fluids are level, I will change the filter and gasket, with the repair.
I am open to any suggestions and advice.
Thank you for the great info, and very quick response to my question.
so when you say that it is slow to respond to throttle, does the engine rpm come up before the vehicle moves? also, does the truck have a throttle cable to the throttle body or is it what they call a "fly by wire" setup?
i also didnt get the info from you on the mileage of the truck, or the level and condition of the fluid (remember, it needs to be checked running in neutral).
if its hi mileage, before you get too far, id drop the pan and inspect for debris, along with pulling off the harness connector to the trans and make sure that its not wet inside. its a 8 pin connector above the neutral switch.
if the pan has shiny material in it and the magnet is loaded with "fuzz", i wouldnt bother with the repair as most likely it will only get worse.
as far as the lockup solenoid/o.d. solenoids, even though they do fail, its not real common to see.
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