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1999 dodge dakota: automatic not shifting from first to second gear

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1999 dodge dakota not shifting...
1999 dodge dakota not shifting automatic not shifting from first to second gear
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Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

 

Did it start suddenly or gradually?

 

Have you checked for fault codes?

 

Has anything been done to try to repair it?

 

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
it seems to be only after intial start up then it does not want to shift into second and sometimes it will not shift at all checked and topped up fluid
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago

Did it start suddenly or gradually?

 

Have you checked for fault codes?

 

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
gradually new vechicle maybe 2 months have not checked fault codes could this be chip problem am not sure if tranny is computer controlled
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago

Do you have a parts store like Autozone that you could run by and see if there are any fault codes stored? Most parts stores will check for fault codes for free.

 

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
i am not really familar with codes and such what would i be looking for or is possiblle that it is a filer related problem though fluid is clean and no odour
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago

The first thing that needs to be done is check for fault codes. Most parts stores will do this for free. Do you have a parts store like Autozone that you could run by and see if there are any fault codes stored?

 

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
pls explain as to what you mean as to fault codes are we talking about having to do a diagnostic ckeck? not sure about autozone any others
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago
Fault codes set when the powertrain control module sees a problem. The first thing that needs to be done is check for fault codes. Most parts stores like Autozone will do this for free.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
i am still not sure what you mean they will do this for free is this a diagnostic check or are they going to give me a code and i have to have somebody to perfom this for me
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago

Yes, if there are codes set they will tell you what they are. Most parts stores will do this for free - they don't charge you to do it.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
if i get this code what do i do at this point and any possibillity this is filter oriented
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago

No, it's not the filter.

 

If there are no codes stored then let me know. If there are any fault codes then I'll need the P code numbers.

 

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
pls explain more about codes if i get the code what is my next step
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago

The next step is to let me know what they are.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
does this have to be repaired diagnostily if so what are the costs approx?
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago
Cost to repair the problem will vary greatly depending on what is wrong. It could be as simple as a $25 speed sensor or the trans could need to be rebuilt.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

what exactly is a speed sensoras tranny seems to work fine after intial diffuiculty switching from firs to second

Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago
You said the trans doesn't shift out of first gear; in your last post you said it shifts fine after initial difficulty shifting from first to second? Does it delay or slip going into second gear when it's cold but then is fine once it starts to warm up?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
it appears to be random on most occasions it will hesitates then finally shifts at other times it will not untill next start for today as an example did as described but then twice after would not but later it did
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago
If it's not selective to when the engine is cold then our first step is to check for fault codes. You may have a bad governor transducer, governor solenoid, output speed sensor, shorted oxygen sensor affecting the governor signal, sticking shift valve, etc.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
so does this need to be diagnostily checked how do i find which of the above or speed sensor is maybe the cause
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago
All problems have to be diagnosed, the alternative is guessing and replacing likely parts.

The first step in diagnosing the problem and seeing what is happening is checking for fault codes.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
ok once i recieve the approiate code how do i go about fixing this problem
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago
You let me know what code is set and I can tell you the next step from there.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
is there one specific code for the tranny or i am looking for code specific to this particular issue
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago
I need to know any codes that are set.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
codes that are appliable to the truck in general or the transmission pls br more specific
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 6 years ago
I need to know all fault codes that are set.
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