Transmission Shifting Issues Due to Failed Replace Pressure Solenoid on Dodge Ram 3500

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.

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Average mileage: 173,289 (23,000–358,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
10 model years affected: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
39 people reported this problem
28 people shared problem details
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.
motor revsup to higher rpms but truck pulls forweard slowly and shifts from 1st to second very hard
2004 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD175,000
Will not shift out of first or shifts hard
1998 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD180,000
Between 1st and 2nd gear the tranny doesnt seem to lock into 2nd gear. 3rd gear and on up shift fine.
2005 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD142,000
It hunt between first and second esp goin up hill and sometimes real sluggish take off
2008 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD189,000
with a load tranmision strays on 4 gear
Harding time shifting from 1st to 2nd
2004 Dodge Ram 3500- 2WD122,000
Starts out in second from stop, then immediately downshifts to first and goes thru the gears normally after that. I replaced the solenoid and everything worked fine for ONLY 2,000 miles now it is doing it again... WHAT GIVES???
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
2004 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD84,000
Hunting between 2nd and 3rd gears while trying to maintain a constant speed of 35 mph. Replacement of the pressure solenoid fixed this problem.
Will not change gears drives in first very Slow the motor gets loud but will not go any faster.
2004 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD200,000
When new, I noticed a rough shift into 2nd gear. Now at 200,000 miles, I have hunting between 2nd and 3rd gears. I bought the upgrade kit and am about to fix it.
2002 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD275,500
truck wont shift from 1st to 2nd unless going fast and left of accelerator pedal.And bucks in 4th gear at 55 mph of so.
I have problem with the transmission shifting at about 35 miles an hour the check engine light is on if I throttle hard it shifts ok but at low speeds I have problems and sometimes it down shift for no reason
2008 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD130,000
Shifts hard from 3rd to 4th. Stays in fourth sometimes. Turn engine off and it resets. Then shifts good until it heats up.
2004 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD208,000
Hunts between first and second gear when shifting at low speed or going around a corner. Not repaired yet.
2007 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD134,000
when at a complete stop, upon aceleration I have a stalling then a winning sound. I have serviced the tranny, bought the solenoid, but I can't find it. my factory service manual doesn't show this part. any help I'd appreciate it.
2001 Dodge Ram 3500- 2WD283,000
xmsn making knocking noise in lower gears 4&5gears very little noise
2006 Dodge Ram 3500- 2WD52,026
Truck surges or bucking between 10 to 15 MPH under light throttle . It vibrates at 55 to 60 MPH while towing. fixed it with the new solenoid
2004 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD191,000
Trucks hunts for 2nd gear any time truck is on a slight incline ... has difficulty moving into 2nd ... once in 2nd the truck operates fine.
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