Replacing a pressure solenoid valve in the transmission valve body may fix an issue where the transmission "hunts" between first and second gears. Our technicians report that customers sometimes describe this complaint as surging or bucking.Google+
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Dodge Ram 3500 Replace Pressure Solenoid in Transmission Valve Body to Fix Transmission Bucking
Dodge Ram 3500 Problem
Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD
Average Mileage: 208,333 mi (84,000 mi - 358,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Dodge Ram 3500, 4WD
I have a Ram 2500 6.7 Diesel automatic transmission. Sometimes when the truck is shifted from park into drive it will buck or try to accelerate forward, even against braking. The truck will die and then work well when restarted. Taking it to the dealer tomorrow.
Visitor, 1998 Dodge Ram 3500, 4WD, 180,000 mi
Between 1st and 2nd gear the tranny doesnt seem to lock into 2nd gear. 3rd gear and on up shift fine.
5.9 Cummins automatic. Found nylon clip on transmission that secures throttle wire to transmission pressure valve leaver not securing cable. Tried nylon ties but didn't last. # 18 gauge wire made it secure. Also plumbed in large Allison trans cooler with hydraulic hose and JIC fittings as the erratic pressure caused a leak in the factory cooler. Some modification to structual body supports required
Visitor, 2004 Dodge Ram 3500, 4WD, 84,000 mi
Hunting between 2nd and 3rd gears while trying to maintain a constant speed of 35 mph.
Replacement of the pressure solenoid fixed this problem.
Visitor, 2005 Dodge Ram 3500, 4WD
motor revsup to higher rpms but truck pulls forweard slowly and shifts from 1st to second very hard
Visitor, 2007 Dodge Ram 3500, 4WD
Harding time shifting from 1st to 2nd
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Ram 3500, 4WD, 118,000 mi
Truck surges while under light throttle pressure from 1st to second gear
Visitor, 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, 4WD
I have a 2012 year model with less than 3500 miles on it, with same issue, bucking and jerking especially with a load around 35 mph. The dealership replaced the valve body, it was fine for about 100 miles then it started again and gets worse as time goes on. According to the dealership, I should be fine driving with it until Dodge comes up with a fix. I don't feel that driving in this condidtion is good for the transmission, but the dealership says their hands are tied until Dodge comes up with that fix.