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1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Question: What could cause my standard transmission to gear down on it's own?

 

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Lynn_1, Point Roberts, WA, April 08, 2009, 10:06
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When driving on the highway, the transmission will jump from 5th to 4th on it's own.

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    munkyrench April 08, 2009, 12:33
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    Do you have an overdrive switch for this transmission? Is it possible it is shifting out of overdrive?

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    Visitor, June 22, 2010, 12:23

    Sounds like a synchro gear is bad.

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    Visitor, July 26, 2010, 17:40

    had same problem and sometimes it took very high rpm s to get it to shift up. took it to a transmission shop they replaced 2 sensors in the transmission. $300 bucks. 2000 miles later it started doing it again..it ended up being the computer (ecm) and i never had that problem again.

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    Visitor, September 11, 2010, 13:23

    check brake light switch on fuel petal it down shift when you hit brakes

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