Ram Van B250

Delayed Upshift After Cold Weather Start-Up on Dodge Ram Van B250

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A delayed upshift condition may be experienced for about 1/4 mile in cold weather (32 degrees F and below) and is most noticeable after the vehicle has been parked for 8 or more hours. Our technicians tell us the repair involves replacing teflon governor drive seal rings with cast iron seal rings.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 171,250 (160,000–182,500)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
1 model year affected: 1994
3 people reported this problem
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On cold mornings there is a long delay in transmission engegement when I put it in drive. Reverse has a delay also. But, not as long a time span as drive.