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1993 Dodge Ram Van B250 Question: Why Does My Shifting Skip?

 

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donnardly, V6, Victorville, CA, November 05, 2010, 16:21
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My mechanic says my shifting is going from low to 3rd gear like I would if I was going fast on the freeway instead of the gear it's supposed to be in when I'm driving slow, causing my van to be sluggish. He doesn't know why. I have an automatic transmission. If someone could help me maybe I could help him. Instead of paying for parts not needed maybe I could replace the right parts.

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    Johnny Mopar November 11, 2010, 15:06
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    It does not sound feasible for the transmission to skip 2nd gear without any slippage. It may be that the transmission is shifting into overdrive prematurely. Get a 2nd opinion. .Take your vehicle to another shop, preferable a dealership of a transmission specialty shop in your area for Inspection and Diagnosis. Here is a link for shops in your area; http://repairpal.com/directory?address=92395&car_bran...

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    donnardly, November 13, 2010, 11:28
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    My 1993 dodge ram was skipping second and so they the mechanic said it was a cable. Ok so they said they fixed that problem. I drove it home and looked underneath, the next day and it was leaking transmission fluid. It wasn't leaking, before I took it to the mechanic and drove it a mile home. What could they have done to cause leaking transmission fluid. I guess the seal is broken and I've asked them for an estimate for fixing the seal. I have no idea how much it would be but I'll take it back there 'cause they're the best mechanics in Victorville, CA but I don't know, this seems funny, 'cause I just got my van back. donna_rdly@yahoo.com

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