Then it would not shift out of gear. The engine revs and gains rpms but the transmission does not upshift until the vehicle has travelled 4-5 blocks. I love the truck except for this anomaly and intend to drive it until it falls apart. Complaint Number: 10021210 Incident Date: March 27, 2002 Date Added to File: June 7, 2003 Description of the Complaint: The automatic transmission in this dodge dakota club cab 4x4 shifts with such force it throws the passengers neck around. Replace the filter and O-ring and make sure everything is seated well before re-assembling.
Anyone else have this problem? Sometimes, if your steering wheel is turned, it applies pressure on that locking mechanism and actually prevents itself from unlocking and releasing the shift lever as well. Then it lead into what the manufacturer says is an electrical problem. Only does it for like the first 3 or 4 miles. Think problem is solenoid pack and wondering what your thoughts are. The mileage information, purchase date, powertrain, and dealer information were unavailable.
Tried to adjust shift cable and there was no room to adjust. Lost power to rear wheels. He moved the gear shift as far as it would go and engaged the emergency brakes. Any of these small problems can cause the transmission to suck in air sporadically, at which point it loses oil pressure and feels like it is in neutral. The vehicle was parked in the driveway with the key removed from the ignition.
Recently got back from a camping trip with my new 2500 hemi Ram. Dodge needs to recal this veicle -- someone is going to get hurt. They also say that it is expected to see the erratic behavior from the motor. They will need dates and insurance information from the contact to consider repairing the rear bumper. Then the replacement of the entire fuel delivery system. I have had it to the dealer 3 times with no results. Both vehicles use the same steering wheel column.
If full motion of the transmission shift lever has been verified, and the customer has complained of the above condition, then perform the Repair Procedure. It was a beautiful truck, i'll buy a standard Dakota if I find one- Had a 02', 98', 94' All tranny's gone out. I doubt that would cause the grinding from 1st to 2nd, but I think I'm going to see if they can't just replace or rebuild the tranny while they are already halfway there. . The contact stated that when the temperature reached the freezing mark, the vehicle would not shift out of park.
Contacted dealer brought in and discovered that the rotors were scared and the pads were gone on the passenger side. The contact stated that his transmission has also started to malfunction. I believe the loose front end caused the vibration in wheels which led to brake failure. I tow about 1100 lbs about 2 days a week. I took it into Dodge today, they say it needs a complete overhaul.
My only complaint is that it shifts down to soon when you get passed second. No more Dodges for me. My '02 does similar things when it's cold. The detent plug is located on top of the transmission and immediately to the rear of shift tower. Now am in lemon law litigation.
Truck will not shift properly when going upgrade. The dealer was contacted and stated that they will need to see the problem happening in order to fix it. The vehicle rolled back down the drive-way; luckily there were no injury or damage to the property. It could be your throttle or it may be that your fuel injectors are dirty. And I've plowed and towed with both. After putting vehicle into drive vehicle will at times not shift at all.
Due to factors beyond the control of South Main Auto Repair, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. While driving the vehicle the automatic transmission will enter overdrive mode at approximately 45-50mph. Will not turn, very hard as if no rack and pinion. This had happened to the first transmission. Have over 12 dealer service invoices where they have tried to correct with no success. The failure mileage was 29,000 and current mileage was 30,474.
It is fairly common for these. Ts Complaint Number: 8022256 Incident Date: June 23, 2002 Date Added to File: November 6, 2002 Description of the Complaint: Once the transmission was put into gear, the vehicle would not move forward. Complaint Number: 10218526 Incident Date: December 19, 2007 Date Added to File: February 19, 2008 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2002 dodge dakota. Press and hold the detent plunger in the lever bore. The transmission is noisier than others I have owned in the past, but I don't notice it as much now unless under hard acceleration.