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Amedee, Dodge Technician
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 5.9L gas engine, trans won't shift

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1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 5.9L gas engine, trans won't shift out of 1 gear and speedometer stays on 0 until about 31 mph, could this be the speed sensor on the transmission or do you think it could be the governor pressure solenoid and sensor, I was able to drive down the road at one point and shut the truck off and restart and then it would up shift.
JA: Have you checked the level of your transmission fluid? Is it bright red, or is it dirty?
Customer: Red and full
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, I haven't done anything yet
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: before it wouldn't shift out of first gear the other day, I would drive it and the speedometer was working fine I would have to get the rpms up pretty high and let off the gas then it would up shift.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question. YES, this problem is either caused by a bad vehicle speed sensor or a wiring issue going to the vehicle speed sensor. I would check the wiring going to the vehicle speed sensor first and then replace the sensor if needed.

Expert:  Amedee replied 10 months ago.

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