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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Question: Transmission not shifting

 

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RRfl, Diesel, Lakeland, FL, December 08, 2009, 11:59
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Shifts ok when cold. When warm, hesitates until RPM's 1500 or more. If it does shift into 3rd, it will immediately downshift and try to shift again. Am able to get home at 30 mph; no more.

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    December 08, 2009, 13:35
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    It sounds like your truck is going into a "limp" mode. Do you have a Check Engine Light on? Any warning lights?

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    RRfl, December 09, 2009, 05:31
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    No warning lights. What is 'limp' mode?

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    matte, December 09, 2009, 09:04
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    Limp mode is a safety mode that your vehicles systems will send it into they detect certain things are wrong. http://repairpal.com/check-engine-light

    I would take this to a shop for diagnosis--sounds like a relatively major failure.

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