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post #1 of 7 Old 07-03-2008, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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Tranny stuck in 2nd or 3rd gear randomly


I got a 2001 Durango SLT+.
Once in a while (once every 3 months) for a week long I have this problem.
I searched the database but I couldn't find an answer.
Here's the situation;
When I start the truck and drive in D everything is fine until I come to a complete stop.Then it gets stuck in 2nd or 3rd...If I pull over and stop the car and start again it's back to normal.
The dealer couldn't tell me anything cause this thing happens randomly.They offered me to start changing all the sensors one by one starting from the cheapest one until we find the faulty one which didn't make sense to me.
I had 2 fault codes before this problem which I wrote down but I can't find it now.As far as I remember one was Governor Pressure Sensor.
I apperaciate any suggessions.
By the way I live in Dubai,UAE which is basicaly a desert,can this be dirty(sand,dust etc) sensor, selonoid problem?


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post #2 of 7 Old 07-03-2008, 08:37 AM
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The Governor pressor sensor and solenoid are internal to the trans. You have to drop the pan to get to them so no dust/dirt should not be the issue. It is not uncommon for thos parts to have issues. Do a search.

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Thanks for that,

As you said dirt,sand and dust out of question then,
I found the codes that I wrote down, P1757,P1762,both related to governor pressure sensor and selonoid. But what I don't understand is after I erased the fault codes,they never appeared again although I'm still having the problem once in a while.
I think I'll go for the Governor Pressure sensor and selonoid first.
I'll be in Texas end of July,It should be cheaper than Middle East where I live.

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Shifting problems

I have a '98 D and a similar problem just started with the tranny. It will not downshift when coming to a stop and wants to pull out in 2nd or 3rd. It doesn't drop into passing gear either.

If I pull the shifter into L (1st) before stopping it will's kinda operating in semi-auto mode. I got the check engine light about 2 days after the problem started...don't have any codes yet...don't know how to get. I plan to have a shop to a diagnostic, then repair myself.

I'll take any suggestions anyone has.
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I am no expert so take my thoughts for what they are worth. I have a 5.9 that had what I thought was a similar problem. The engine would randomly bog down when I braked and even stalled once or twice. Took it to a few different mechanics who gave me a few different solutions. The last mechanic I took it to said to change the Trans fluid. I did that and it solved the problem for about 12k miles. I now change Trans fluid every 12k miles or when/if it starts again.

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Ok...I think I sorted it out...At least for the last 10 days it seems to behave.

I bought brand new vehicle speed sensor,governor pressure sensor,governor pressure solenoid and replaced all with the usual transmission fluid and filter.

At the end it costed me something around 300 USD in Middle East.

Thanks for all the replies that I got....

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