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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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Dodge RAM: 2004 Dodge Diesel 2500 4x4 - transmission troubles

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2004 Dodge Diesel 2500 4x4 - transmission troubles today, would not switch from 1 to 2nd gear - and then fianlly did. Checked fluid, it was low so added it and still doing but once into 2nd no problems. Someone mentioned limp mode? or what else? Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! IF the trans was in limp in then it would be taking off in and staying in third gear. If you're positive it was stuck in first then limp in wouldn't be the case.There are quite a few things that will cause a delayed or lack of shift into second gear. It could be a trans governor issue, lack of signal from the output speed sensor, or it could be a kickdown band problem. The kickdown band could be out of adjustment, it may have failed or the anchor could be out of position, or the servo could be leaking. You're checking the fluid level with the engine running and trans in neutral?Have you checked for fault codes?