Poor Shift Quality Between First and Second Gear May be Caused by Pressure Control Solenoid on Dodge Ram 2500

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: 116,414 (217–227,500)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
12 model years affected: 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
99 people reported this problem
62 people shared problem details
2006 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD140,000
shuttles between first and second. most of the time you have to lift on throttle to get it to shift.
original motor and transmission having problems shifting out of first and its not wanting to stay in second but once it gets into thrid the truck drives like its nothing wrong.
2006 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD79,000
At slower speeds around 12 to 18 mph, I experience a slipping feeling in the transmission. It feels like it is searching for a gear and doesn't lock up positively into second gear.
2000 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD126,000
1st to second ,hunts,let of gas,then shifts
2005 Dodge Ram 2500- 2WD124,000
Truck shuttle shifts under no load and light steady throttle. Heavier throttle eliminates it and only
2001 Dodge Ram 2500- 2WD160,000
bucks between 45 and 50 mph. and sometimes won't go over 10mph
2004 Dodge Ram 2500- 2WD145,000
Bucking during acceleration 45 - 55 mph
2000 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD177,000
Havent fixed yet just started. Had just had an upgraded performance program downloaded and thought maybe had something do to with it. Guess not. Is the pressure valve easy to get to or have to have transmission rebuilt?
2002 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD178,300
Just recently my 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 started to hesitate going from 1st gear to 2nd gear, I have to let up on the gas so it can change gears.
2006 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD150,000
hard shifting out of 1 to second on automatic transmission. It will shift back and forth before going on through the gears.
2005 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD32,000
Hunting for proper gear (between 1st and 2nd)under light throttle. Problem not fixed
2003 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD22,000
shuttle shifting or hunting in lowgears. dodge in conroe refused to fix it or any thing else for that matter worst warranty service and a pack of liers
1998 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD163,321
My engine will surpass 2000 rpm with high revving before second gear is found. This is only on initial start up. Once it finds the gear on start up, it pretty much smooths out. Though if at a stoplight or stop sign, and you give it gas it has a slow pick up from first to second.
My Dodge transmission stop moving and an jumps back in gear moments later this only happens when cold
1998 Dodge Ram 2500- 2WD13,500
Problem the transmission doesn't shift unless u let of off the gas or it will but you can't have your foot into
2005 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD100,000
problem shifting between first and second gear. Solution, pressure solenoid replaced and shift kit performed. It probably would have been fine with just replacing the pressure solenoid, but I already had it open so I put in a shift kit. now it shifts so well that I foreget it ever had a problem.
2002 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD110,000
wont shift from first to second untill you reach 30 to 35
2005 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD80,000
Going from 1st to 2nd takes it awhile. sometimes it shift to soon and has to shift back down to first then search again for 2nd
1994 Dodge Ram 2500- 2WD200,000
Have to tack it to 5000 to get it to shift out of first.
2007 Dodge Ram 2500- 2WD165,000
Transmission hangs up in 1st, if I let off throttle, then shifts to second gear, sometimes after shifting to 2nd, during rapid throttle increase, transmission down shifts to 1st, can get you into trouble with oncoming traffic. not near as severe after truck gets to normal operating temps.
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