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2006 dakota. same problem as every one else. shifts out of

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2006 dakota. same problem as every one else. shifts out of 2wd to 4wd or neutral at random. trying to find the right fix for it without changing all the parts recommended
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: trany is the same age as truck, not leaking any fluids
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i'm trying to do myself, just don't know where to begin
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: just what i can check first
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mike S. replied 4 months ago.

The very first thing to do is retrieve all of the trouble codes from all of the modules and see if any refer to this problem of it shifting out of 2wd on it's own.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
how do I do this?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
sorry hit the wrong button on ratings!
Expert:  Mike S. replied 4 months ago.

Call around to your auto-parts stores and find out which is any will retrieve those codes, most do that for free and make sure they can retrieve codes from all of the modules and not just the pcm.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No, thanks I'll make a few calls first and will let you know what I found out.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 4 months ago.

ok

Expert:  Mike S. replied 4 months ago.

Find anyone who can retrieve those codes yet?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Not yet .
Expert:  Mike S. replied 4 months ago.

Ok, let me know when you get the codes.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Will do.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 4 months ago.

Roger that...

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

Do you have the codes yet?