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Dodge Ram 2500 Replace Pressure Solenoid in Transmission Valve Body to Fix Transmission Bucking

Dodge Ram 2500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010

Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD

Average Mileage: 118,602 mi (10,000 mi - 227,500 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 4WD, 79,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 126,000 mi

    1st to second ,hunts,let of gas,then shifts

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 140,000 mi

    shuttles between first and second. most of the time you have to lift on throttle to get it to shift.

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  • obrian, , 4WD, 227,500 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 2WD, 160,000 mi

    bucks between 45 and 50 mph. and sometimes won't go over 10mph

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  • Visitor, , 2WD, 124,000 mi

    Truck shuttle shifts under no load and light steady throttle. Heavier throttle eliminates it and only

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  • Visitor, , 2WD, 145,000 mi

    Bucking during acceleration 45 - 55 mph

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 32,000 mi

    Hunting for proper gear (between 1st and 2nd)under light throttle. Problem not fixed

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 22,000 mi

    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

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 150,000 mi

    hard shifting out of 1 to second on automatic transmission. It will shift back and forth before going on through the gears.

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