Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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When you say it won't go into gear what do you mean? It will not move at all in reverse or drive? How does the fluid look? What codes are setting?
Is the fluid burnt, or is it red? When it won't move do you hear any noises? It sounds like you have a front pump issue, because even if you disconnect the electrical connector and the transmission looses all power it will still default in 3rd gear and since you don't have anything then I suspect a pump issue. You will need a scantool to monitor the pump pressure or connect a manual pressure gauge to the transmission to see if the pressure is 120 in park and 270 in reverse.
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I would check the pressure when it will not move. You have a 46RE transmission in your truck and the governor pressure solenoid and governor pressure transducer are a common issue butwhen they fail it either will not shift or will not go into first when you stop.. The governor pressure transducer should read 0 psi when in gear and foot on brake, if it reads anything over 0 psi it will not shift. Also like I said even if you disconnect the 8 way connector the transmission should still default in 3rd gear with nothing connected to it. Since it will it will not move at all I would start by checking the pressure to see if the pump is loosing prime or getting hot.
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If the filter is clogged then the pump will loose prime and when you turn it off the debri falls down and it will work again for a short while. Again I would start with the pressure reading and it's easier if you had a scantool to monitor the pressure. And for 3rd it will still move in 3rd gear if everything is disconnected from the transmission so if it will not move at all then your loosing pressure..
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