I wish it were the TV cable, if it is then i have another problem.
OK, since ive done this already, heres what happens...
If i back the TV cable off so that at WOT it shifts out of first gear at 5000 rpms, if i hold my foot down at WOT through second gear, second shifts at 3700-3800 rpms, then it shifts from third to overdrive at about 3200 rpms.
Sound like proper rpms? according to dodge, they arent. it also would shift very early at part throttle conditions and almost never pull out in first.
This is why i rule out the TV cable. if i make first gear happy, i ruin the other three and all part throttle conditions. Also, when backed off like that i get a VERY bad second to third shift flare, nearly 500 rpms because of the lack of fluid pressure for the shift.
Also something that may help solve this problem, when my tranny is cold (approx. 35 degrees F) at part throttle conditions the truck will downshift and then imediatly upshift several times with no movement of my foot, i thought it might be me but ruled it out with a few tests.
Acting as though its having trouble reading pressures and deciding which gear to use, as if ..
the pressure goes high when in third so it decides it needs to be in second but as soon as third disengauges the pressure drops so it thinks the load dropped so it goes back into third, by then i ease off the throttle so it doesnt try to drop back down to second again.
only happens when cold. once warmed up a bit, no problem in that department.
So, if this is the tv cable, how would it get fixed, proper adjustment methods do not work.
Sorry if i come off sounding a bit rough but this problems drivin me nuts and everything/everyone is pointing to tv cable but adjustment fixes one problem and causes 7. i can live a while without full throttle first, but i cant live with tranny slip and bogging gears with low pressure.
So, please dont take my type for angry or cocky type, just frustrated.
I do REALLY appreciate ideas, info, and help.
Thanks to everyone for all the help, another reason i really want to find the problem is because i have back e-mails and PM's from several people with the same problem and would really like to find a cure for this dodge trans disease.
Once again, thanks and keep the ideas flowin.