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It won't shift. It barely goes into gear. It slips when

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It won't shift. It...

It won't shift. It barely goes into gear. It slips when trying to upshift.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

2008 original. No leaks. Already flushed and replaced filters and solenoid.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '08 Dodge?

Ram 1500 sport 4x4

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

See above

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

I took it in for an oil change and the next day this happened.

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Transmission Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

If it were simply stuck in a single gear then the problem could be electrical but it sounds as if your trans is slipping and has delayed engagement, which is an internal failure of some sort. It could be a clutch, seal or pump problem, it may just be a filter related problem.

Did this problem start after the filters were replaced?

Have you personally checked the fluid level, engine running and trans in park?

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