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11-04-2002, 02:11 PM
hello<br>my truck wont go into overdrive <br>it shifts into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fine but no over drive <br>this an auto and has 180,000 miles on it<br>thanks <br>

Rammin On
11-05-2002, 05:05 AM
Does it lockup in third? Does your cruise control work?<br><br>If you don't have third gear lockup and your cruise control is not working .,... then suspect over voltage condition at the TPS .... if so ... TPS is shot ...<br>

11-05-2002, 10:11 AM
Big&amp;ampBad, Are you sure you still have 1st. These Ram diesels have so much power they with start out in 2nd without a problem. If tranny is a 47RE no 1st &amp; 4th indicates it is in limp mode. Could be in governor or in overdrive soleniod circuit, overdrive piston seal failure, PCM. 47RH tranny did not have electronic governor.

11-05-2002, 11:07 AM
thanks for the input<br>my cruise control does work <br>im not sure if i have 1st i think i do <br>i dont know which trans i have the 47re or the 47rh <br>where would it say?<br>i took my truck in hopefully by lunch i should know what they find.<br>thanks again <br>bruce <br>

Rammin On
11-05-2002, 01:03 PM
in the 95 .... you have a 47RH<br><br>

11-05-2002, 04:29 PM
:'( i got off the phone with the trans man <br>and he said that we wont be able to look at my truck today <br> :'( i miss my truck :'( i know im big&amp;bad but its my truck :'(

11-05-2002, 05:31 PM
It's hard not having your truck. Mine went in one week for new tranny (sensors and governors crapped out for some reason after a year of service), then went in for a day for new pads and rotors turned, then went in the next week for new lift pump. Talk about tough. I had to drive my dad's 6.5L Turbo Diesel Chevy. Talk about a dog. [yuk]

11-06-2002, 12:01 AM
does your transmission temp light come on? I had a bad temp sensor in the tranny cooling line,drove me crazy!!! put new one in worked for about a week and started again and found it was a loose connector mating with the sensor. Also had troubles with throttle pos sensor. B4 you go and buy a new one take it off (attached to the side of the injector pump) and spray the living hell out of it with contact cleaner. (I've heard of guys using wd40 but I would suggest the former)Then turn the spring loaded mech. a whole bunch of times to clean the contacts and clean it off with a rag. repeat the proceedure untillthe liqiud coming out of the tps is clean. You won't believe how dirty it gets in there. hope this helps!

11-07-2002, 01:54 PM
yomitch my light does not come on <br>i talked to the trans man and he said the it was the overdrive switch on the dash.. well he replaced it and nothing <br>so now he's going to drop the pan and look around <br>he's getting me mad &gt;:(<br>i thought those guy were good but now they just seem lazy<br>

11-07-2002, 03:20 PM
the trans man said that my transmission is gone :'(<br>he found metal shavings <br>i just cant belive it <br>it runs fine <br>if i didnt have to go over 55 i wont have know anything was wrong... i just dont no.... ??? i just hope i not gettin screwed.... <br>

11-07-2002, 03:31 PM
If that's the case, then time for a full DTT or ATS tranny. ;D I'd want to look at the fluid myself just to make sure. If he lets you, then check to see if it is burnt smelling and you can see the shavings in there. Have you ever noticed the truck shuddering when it went into lockup?

11-07-2002, 05:13 PM
hey bigblue <br>i didnt notice a thing... it work like a champ<br>except for OD<br>an ATS or DTT would be nice <br>but i really need my truck back as soon as possible<br>for work<br>i only wish.... for that ATS/DTT tranny ;)

11-08-2002, 12:08 AM
I feel for you man! After I bought my 95 a year and a half ago the tranny puked its atf about 2 months after i got it. B4 it went it would hunt between 3rd and forth like crazy @ about 1700 rpm. The rebuilders did their job but it continued hunting. They ripped it out 4 more times replacing everything and finally put in a new rebuild, still hunted! finally took it to the ******* and they fixed it with a new tranny temp sensor.<br> I'm not a mechanic and certainly not as well versed as some of our fellow web members but some times for the guys not too familiar with this stuff get results from the stealers. Call me insane but the rebuilders were a bunch of idiots and the tranny was fixed with a $22 part.

11-08-2002, 05:11 AM
Maybe you could just ry to put in a lockup switch. Then you will see whether the problem is electricor hydraulic. If it locks up and stays- go for tranny temp, gov- pressure etc all them sensors. (Including connectors.)<br><br>AlpineRAM

11-08-2002, 06:49 AM
If it would not go into OD, would it not be the OD unit? No the whole tranny ???<br><br>Sounds for electrical than mechanical.<br><br>You need to call Bill or Stephan at DTT. The Gurus fo the 47re

11-11-2002, 04:39 PM
well wish me luck ;D<br>i hope my truck is ready ;D <br>i just hope it dont cost to much :o<br>the guy wont say how much its going to cost me<br>thanks for the input guys <br> ;)

11-12-2002, 10:19 AM
Big&amp;Bad,<br>I'm having EXACTLY the same problem with mine, I took it to a fellow who hooked it to a computer and quickly told me that there was a short or open circuit in the O/D solenoid... We played with the plug on top of the tranny and now it works...I had taken it to a different shop before and spent over $1100 and she still didn't work...I think the solenoid was the only thing they never touched ::) Sheesh... Hope this helps, I know exactly how you feel. I'm planning on stuffing a standard in my truck...

11-12-2002, 05:32 PM
:'( this sucks <br>i got off the phone with the trans man <br>he told me that dodge changed the line for the transmission <br>so i need a upgrade kit <br>have any of you guys had this problem <br>

11-12-2002, 05:43 PM
First off I think the tranny guy is screwin you but - I may be wrong. Spiztair probobly nailed it on the head.<br><br><br>If the tranny guy already has it apart - ORDER A DTT OR ATS TORQUE CONVERTOR. <br> <br>If you order the DTT get a valve body also. The ATS TC w/o a valvebody upgrade is the same price as a DTT and a valve body.<br><br>If your gonna do it - do it right!<br><br>I got 241,000 hard miles out of my upgraded tranny. You can do the same. You can also turn up your motor with an upgraded TC and VB.

11-18-2002, 11:29 AM
hell yeah ;D<br>i got my truck back and it only costed me 2300 :'(<br>but the first powerjoke i saw i dusted..... <br>it runs nice.... got a shift kit in there now <br>now to BOMB my truck...... <br>now im happy :D..... only if i didnt have to work... :( <br>

11-18-2002, 03:41 PM
Big&amp;Bad,<br>Tell me more about this shift kit, I'm having exactly the same problem with mine... Glad to hear it all worked out for you.

11-18-2002, 04:23 PM
hey spitzair <br>the shift kit is nice <br>my truck used to shift hard <br>when i got it back, i could tell the difference big time <br>i seems faster too <br>i like the shift kit, it drives a lot better<br>it shifts awhole lot better <br>if you have to get your transmission worked on, get a shift kit <br>i like mine ;D you like it too