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: 167,182 (23,000–358,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
10 model years affected: 1994, 1998, 2000, 2001, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
34 people reported this problem
23 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.
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motor revsup to higher rpms but truck pulls forweard slowly and shifts from 1st to second very 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.
2004 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD175,000
Will not shift out of first or shifts hard
2005 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD142,000
It hunt between first and second esp goin up hill and sometimes real sluggish take off
Harding time shifting from 1st to 2nd
2008 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD189,000
with a load tranmision strays on 4 gear
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.
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
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. roberts_demolition_hauling@yahoo.com
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.
1994 Dodge Ram 3500108,000
Don't sheft
Will not change gears drives in first very Slow the motor gets loud but will not go any faster.
1998 Dodge Ram 3500- 2WD190,000
Over drave no working
2004 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD110,000
searches for second gear. between 20 to 30 mph feels like it is slipping .after 30 mph does fine
2006 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD90,000
Transmission hunts between 1st and 2nd gear under light loads. Fixed with new solenoid
2006 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD175,000
Trans won't shift from 1st to 2nd gear until at high rpm about 35mph but shifts fine through the rest of the gears. ...after you slow down below 25mph or stop the process starts over.haven't got it fixed yet .just happened yesterday. .
1998 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD137,210
Shifts from 1st to 2nd very fast unless I manually do it
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