Dodge Ram 2500 Problem Report

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

(68 reports)

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.

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. -
1st to second ,hunts,let of gas,then shifts -
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. -
bucks between 45 and 50 mph. and sometimes won't go over 10mph -
Truck shuttle shifts under no load and light steady throttle. Heavier throttle eliminates it and only -
Bucking during acceleration 45 - 55 mph -
Hunting for proper gear (between 1st and 2nd)under light throttle. Problem not fixed -
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 -
hard shifting out of 1 to second on automatic transmission. It will shift back and forth before going on through the gears. -
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. -
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? -
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. -
DEALER DID MINIMAL R&R OF T CONVERTER, ETC. IT'S NEVER BEEN RIGHT SINCE. BEING REBUILT BY A TRANSMISSION SHOP NOW. THE DEALER WAS MISERABLE TO ME, EVEN THOUGH I HAD BOUGHT THREE NEW TRUCKS PREVIOUSLY. NO MORE DODGE FOR ME. DODGE RAM " GUTS, GLORY, GARBAGE"!!!! -
Governor sensor and governor solenoid replace. -
Same as others -
Engine light comes on. Dealer says its a flutter valve issue -
I have had this surging / bucking problem going on for the 4th time now. The code read P2121 and the dealer keeps telling me they are putting in a new throttle body control and next times same but fixed a short in wire leading to the throttle body overheating problem. I don't know what to think -
Bucks between 1-2 -
When it goes in first gears most of time have problems to shift to ssecond gear -
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