Transmission Shifting Issues Due to Failed Replace Pressure Solenoid on Dodge Ram 3500

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: 175,397 (23,000–465,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
12 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
51 people reported this problem
37 people shared problem details
I have a Ram 2500 6.7 Diesel automatic transmission. Sometimes when the truck is shifted from park into drive it will buck or try to accelerate forward, even against braking. The truck will die and then work well when restarted. Taking it to the dealer tomorrow.
1998 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD180,000
Between 1st and 2nd gear the tranny doesnt seem to lock into 2nd gear. 3rd gear and on up shift fine.
2004 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD175,000
Will not shift out of first or shifts hard
2004 Dodge Ram 3500- 2WD122,000
Starts out in second from stop, then immediately downshifts to first and goes thru the gears normally after that. I replaced the solenoid and everything worked fine for ONLY 2,000 miles now it is doing it again... WHAT GIVES???
motor revsup to higher rpms but truck pulls forweard slowly and shifts from 1st to second very hard
2008 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD189,000
with a load tranmision strays on 4 gear
Will not change gears drives in first very Slow the motor gets loud but will not go any faster.
2005 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD142,000
It hunt between first and second esp goin up hill and sometimes real sluggish take off
Harding time shifting from 1st to 2nd
2004 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD84,000
Hunting between 2nd and 3rd gears while trying to maintain a constant speed of 35 mph. Replacement of the pressure solenoid fixed this problem.
2002 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD275,500
truck wont shift from 1st to 2nd unless going fast and left of accelerator pedal.And bucks in 4th gear at 55 mph of so.
2008 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD130,000
Shifts hard from 3rd to 4th. Stays in fourth sometimes. Turn engine off and it resets. Then shifts good until it heats up.
2001 Dodge Ram 3500- 2WD465,000
It will shift in1st &2nd when cold but gets warm an well not go to 3rd & 4th.
1999 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD200,000
At 45 mph keeps shifting between gears, up & down. I have replaced the transmission and torque converter
5.9 Cummins automatic. Found nylon clip on transmission that secures throttle wire to transmission pressure valve leaver not securing cable. Tried nylon ties but didn't last. # 18 gauge wire made it secure. Also plumbed in large Allison trans cooler with hydraulic hose and JIC fittings as the erratic pressure caused a leak in the factory cooler. Some modification to structual body supports required
1998 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD153,000
my transmission shift out of first gear at high RPMs about 4000 and it jumps between first gear and second gear at low rpms
2001 Dodge Ram 3500- 2WD283,000
xmsn making knocking noise in lower gears 4&5gears very little noise
Not fixed yet. Not shifting 1 st to 2nd
2001 Dodge Ram 3500- 4WD114,000
Transmission will 'hunt' between 1st and 2nd gear with a load and at low rpm speed. All other shifts and operation seem to be normal. Fluid has been changed (not flushed) 3 times since 75k. Truck has a salt spreader and plows snow.
2007 Dodge Ram 3500- 2WD155,000
hard shift between 1st and 2nd gear upper gears work fine. Not fixed yet.
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