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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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Dakota: i have a 2007 dodge Dakota that will not shift. When

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i have a 2007 dodge Dakota that will not shift. When you drive the transmission makes a loud noise and jerk's and then it will not shift gears.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!
It sounds like your trans is in limp in. When the trans controller sees an issue that can cause potential damage or it believes it doesn't have complete control it will remove power from the solenoid pack and lock you in a single gear.
There are many possible causes for limp in ranging from the input and output speed sensor, the range sensor, solenoids and pressure switches, wiring, internal trans issues, and the TCM. The most common cause of limp in on these would be the solenoid pack which is mounted to the top of the valve body.
The first step in diagnosing the problem will be to see what fault codes are setting in the TCM and go from there.

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