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I have a 2001 dodge 3500 cummins automatic. disconnected my…

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I have a 2001...

I have a 2001 dodge 3500 cummins automatic. disconnected my battery terminals to clean them put them back on and now my truck wont shift out of first gear

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?

Brake switch? where is that?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your B3500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I did a apps reset. rechecked all my wires thats about it up to now I did have a 0460 code

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The truck had no problems before I disconnected battery and yes i fix my own vehicles.

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Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 10 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are several things that can prevent the trans from shifting out of first gear. It could be a governor issue, the kickdown band or servo, possibly a stuck 1-2 shift valve in the valve body.

Do you have an actual scan tool to monitor data?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I do have a scan tool.The onboard diagnostics showed a 122 code and a0460. i have not scanned with my hand held yet.
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 10 months ago

Can you see if governor pressure is equal to target while driving fast enough that it should shift into second?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The truck ran fine.I cleaned off battery terminals and after that it wouldnt shift.However there is something i forgot to mention...On the drivers side of the transmission on top of the shift arm is a small lever with a spring on it and a cable that snaps onto it. I discovered this when i looked to see where the neutral safety switch is located.It was probably off for a long time just hanging by the spring. Could i have installed it wrong and does that have anything to do with shifting?
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The truck shifted fine without that lever on!
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 10 months ago
Is it fully forward? It sounds like it is too far rearward.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
i believe it is fully forward
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
its pouring rain right now so i cant check it out but im almost positive its forward. what does that do?
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 10 months ago
That's the throttle valve lever.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
that could be the issue correct? if i had it on wrong then that could be my problem.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
When this pouring rain lets up im going to crawl under the truck!
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 10 months ago
Ok.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I solved the problem. The band you adjust from the outside of the transmission is no longer working.I disconnected throttle valve and now it shifts.I will have to replace band at some point but for now im good!
Dodge Mechanic: sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech replied 10 months ago

Great!

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