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: 117,136 (10,000–227,500)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
11 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
75 people reported this problem
44 people shared problem details
2000 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD126,000
1st to second ,hunts,let of gas,then shifts
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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.
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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.
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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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2001 Dodge Ram 2500- 2WD160,000
bucks between 45 and 50 mph. and sometimes won't go over 10mph
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500- 2WD124,000
Truck shuttle shifts under no load and light steady throttle. Heavier throttle eliminates it and only
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500- 2WD145,000
Bucking during acceleration 45 - 55 mph
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD32,000
Hunting for proper gear (between 1st and 2nd)under light throttle. Problem not fixed
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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1999 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD12,000
Bucking in and out of shifting between 1st & 2nd gears. Have had truck into 3 different dealerships over years. They all indicate problem as electrical. Have spent thousands of dollars attempting repair/fix that works for more than 8mos to 1yr. They cleans battery posts, wires and have cleaned all truck's grounding wires on couple of occasions at the various dealer's recommendation. Nothing has corrected problem. I have owned the truck since new and have requested many times that they get Dodge directly involved with this issue to no avail. HELP!
2007 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD135,000
Trans bucking to second
1998 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD100,000
Replaced the solenoid pack.
2000 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD170,000
Auto Trans has problem shifting out of low gear. Began with trailering a load. You have to work to get into 2nd gear, usually by revving up in low then getting completely off the throttle for a bit. then it will usually shift, but may have to try it couple of times.
2005 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD69,700
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"!!!!
2000 Dodge Ram 2500- 4WD194,000
Governor sensor and governor solenoid replace.
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