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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Question: after putting my truck into gear it often will start in 3rd instead of first.

 

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clinters, Diesel, Vernal, UT, November 09, 2009, 20:30
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If I put it into drive quickly after starting then it is fine, but any other time I put it in drive the trasmision starts in 2nd or 3rd. But if I turn it off and start over it is fine. Is it a sensor or some electrical problem or is it the trasnmision itself?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, November 17, 2009, 20:53
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    I would get the codes checked. Sometimes when the transmission control module detects a fault, it will go into a "limp-home" mode, which can start off in 2nd or 3rd gear.

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    Visitor, July 04, 2010, 16:02

    +unfortunatly I have also had this problem and the fix is transmission overhaul, as there is a simple oning failing that is the cause, if you put the selector in low and move it up as you drive it should still shift all the gears

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