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vijay
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9/28/2003
11:13:03

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Hi, I recently bought a 97 dakota with 61000 miles on it. Everthing was working fine for a couple of days. Then i took it for a 200 miles plus trip, on which it didn't show up any problems. But after that if i drive it in the city traffic for an hour or 2, then get on the highway, the auto transmission does not get into OD mode, it either gets stuck on the 2nd gear or jumps between the OD and 3rd gear. Did anyone of u have similar problems. Also I spoke to one transmission shop guy, he said that some transmission oil pump might not be pumping properly after the transmission gets hot and one more person told me that the torque convertor might have gone bad.
If i drive it on the highwayonly i do not see this kinda problem.
Thanks for any Advice/Help,
Vijay




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9/28/2003
11:27:25

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sounds like somebody got rid of it just in time!



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9/28/2003
11:27:25

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sounds like somebody got rid of it just in time!



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9/28/2003
17:01:46

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Don't ask transmissoin shops. They just want to sell you the most expensive repair they can.

First check that the TV cable is adjusted properly (do a search, don't ask).



vijay
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9/29/2003
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Thanks for that info Joe,
I'll check out the TV cable.




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3/31/2011
20:56:54

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i have a 97 dodge dakota with 318 engine transmission started acting up,sometimes it doesnt want to shift from second to third gear unless you rev it up and then let off the gas and now it almost seems like it wants to slip between 2nd and third gear but not after it warms up is it any easy fix?



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3/31/2011
23:32:23

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When was the last time the trans was serviced????



paul ray
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4/01/2011
17:44:53

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well it hasnt been serviced since ive owned it would a fluid and filter change and maybe adjust the bands be a good idea? the truck has 177,000 miles on it ive owned it about 3 yrs



Jim
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5/08/2013
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On my 97 Dakota, when you go to put it in
drive or reverse it jumps and stalls. Had trans
rebuilt 3 years ago?



daddio
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5/08/2013
20:32:09

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I bet your torque converter is stuck in lock up mode. Have you
checked for codes?



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6/27/2013
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That sounds just like a Chrysler auto to me. I had a 518 so I guess you got an A500. It might need a overhaul although you really don't have enough miles to justify a overhaul. But that still beats the price of installing a new one unless you want too find one out in the junk yard.



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2/28/2014
20:02:59

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What's up I have a 97' dodge dakota sport and I have a
problem with the tranny it doesn't want to shift from 1st it's
automatic it stays stuck on 1st ...all started yesterday at night I
tried going to 2 and at first it switched to 2nd gear while on 2
and put it on Drive and put it back to 2 and stays stuck on 1st
gear I don't know what to do...my friend he's a mechanic and
told me to use Lucas Oil but I'm not sure what to do someone
help ?



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2/03/2020
17:12:13

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My 97 Dakota 4x4 Want shift past 1st or
second gear reverse works fine



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