The dealership found nothing wrong with the vehicle. The vehicle jumped from park, skipped reverse and neutral and went into drive all by itself. Campaign was for vehicle running. Transmission will not shift into overdrive ,can drive 15 miles on highway in 3rd gear. After three trips of over 9,000 miles combined, the problem has disappeared. The failure mileage was 168,534. If what I have learned is true then this is unacceptable business practice from Dodge and the consumer should not have to pay for a defect in manufacturing.
The seals have been prematurely deteriorating and causing the transmission fluid to leak out of the Ram 3500. This will give extra length as needed for relocation of the wire away from the alternator. We installed additional ground wires, rerouted wires, increased clutch pressure, etc. Fortunately they stuck with me, trying doing all the suggested fixes recommended by Dodge, including a reflash. Turn the ignition key to on. Other transmission problems can cause a pool of fluid to develop under the truck.
If you feel it in the steering wheel, check the power steering fluid level. Rpms revved high or low before vehicle had a delayed response by lurching forward in whatever gear it was in. You can expect the anchor part of the plug to break off but that doesn't matter because it will not be anchored again. When he pulled up to the gate of his home he put the vehicle in reverse with the emergency brake on, which gave him light at night, but it startled his cattle. The problem occurred 3 times.
Started vehicle and pulled forward about 6 feet and felt like I had run over a bottle or can. The bundle is wrapped with fiber type electrical tape inside of a plastic corrugated cover. While the vehicle was parked at a gas station, it began to roll away. I will quote his written statement. Remove the ground wire to a point near the radiator metal elbow near the alternator bracket.
The weather was not a factor. He drove over a slight speed bump and the vehicle shifted itself into neutral. Loosen the other bolt near the engine. When the truck had 2,987 miles on it the original transmission destorted by itself, a new one was installed and 2 recalls performed 788 and 799. Permission is granted to copy this information in whole and without revision providing that full credit is given to the author. Both the home and the vehicle were damaged. This corrected the vibration noise which turned out to be coming from a broken snap ring that held the overdrive unit.
It enters a large wiring harness near the alternator and run across the front of the engine toward the fuel injection pump on the driver side. Local transmission rebuilders also agree that the transmission was built with to low a volume transmission pump and that you should not let the truck idle, because there is no lubrication. This didn't cause me alarm since my truck is used for passenger use only. I ran over to it the tail gate was smashed the truck was still running. Also the front end of this truck cannot be aligned. After reading your invention and solution to the problem it all made sense.
Hydralic fluid spilled on to the hot exhaust pipes, which cause smoke. The vehicle was able to restart. Now this is a big safety thing and there was not a recall on the faulty transmission. The problem is actually related to the engine speed. There is also a hesitation when engaged sometimes and will engage roughly with a jerk. I have talked with other people that have the same year Dodge pick-up and they have had similar problems.
The contact stated that while accelerating at 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. While most of these issues pose no serious, immediate danger to the driver, a severely damaged transmission may cause the Ram to stall in traffic, creating a dangerous situation. With part plastic and part metal transducer inside pan on the passenger side. All fixes were only temporary, and the problem would resurface after a few miles. Connect the two leads from the ohm meter to the two leads coming off the solenoid you want to test.
Your solution by far made the most sense and could see what you meant as I read through it. A sign that the filter is going bad is when the Dodge Ram takes a long time to engage into gear after the truck has sat for a long time or overnight. I want Dodge to acknowledge this problem recall probably and reimburese me for this repair. I put a lot of money into the truck and have not yet been able to fix problem because they cant seem to figure out the cause. The companies that re-manufactured transmissions believe so strongly in their workmanship and quality of parts that they feel very comfortable offering such a long warranty period. As other have written, you are my hero as well.