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stevedak
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10/27/2009
00:49:17

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i have a 2000 dodge dakota 4x4 4door with the 4.7 and 185,000 miles on it. it seems like cruising around 50-55 mph the transmission seems to have like a bump in it or possibly a surge.. any other speed you can't feel anything. is this premature signs of transmission failure? is there anything i can do to prevent anything expensive from happening other than not driving it?



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10/27/2009
08:36:58

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First the obvious, Check fluid level.
Then a fluid an filter change if it hasn't been done recently.



Bob Lincoln
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10/27/2009
08:41:48

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It's probably the lockup torque converter engaging and disengaging.



stevedak
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10/27/2009
17:01:17

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well i checked the transmission fluid level and its perfect. i'll probably try and get it serviced next week to see if that fixes the problem.. should i get a transmission flush or just get the oil and filter changed?



well
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10/27/2009
20:44:32

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Steve who ever does the trans service it is an absolute must they use the proper fluid. I believe ATF+4 have one of the guys here confirm this. Bob any more info so he can check if it is the converter? Either way with 185,000 a good trans servicing is needed.



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10/28/2009
08:20:27

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Yup, ATF+4 and there are two filters in that 45RFE transmission.

Lead, follow, or get out of the way

daddio
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10/28/2009
08:22:33

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Stevedak, with 185K miles, I would recommend NOT getting it flushed. Just change the fluid and filter/ filters.



stevedak
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11/03/2009
22:17:43

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well i brought it to a shop yesterday and he called me today and told me that the torque converter was wearing out and i needed to replace it and that i would need to get a transmission rebuild job done too. he told me 800 for the torque converter installed and 1800-2000 for the rebuild.. i told him no thanks and am bringing it somewhere else. sound like a scam?



daddio
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11/04/2009
09:18:50

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"sound like a scam?" I've never heard of a torque converter "wearing out". Change the fluid and filters first, NO flush. Then have it scanned for any tranny codes.




other bill
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11/06/2009
10:27:48

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My `95 4x4 with the A518 tranny was doing the same thing...I thought I had spark jumping across the plug wires. It wouldn't do it if I locked it out of overdrive. Eventually it stopped shifting into overdrive all together. A local shop rebuilt the trans and replaced the Tq. Conv. for $2,300. So yes, you are in the ballpark with your quote. I asked my local mechanic for references. He is the one who steered me towards the best shop.

Looked into simply replacing it with a remanufactured from one of the online sources, but I didn't want to deal with the down time (and two weekends on the garage floor). That would have saved me about $400 overall. Hope this helps.

Good luck



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11/06/2009
11:01:45

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Might have some gunk (metel build up) on the valves.



stevedak
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11/09/2009
13:47:13

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well i picked it up from that shop on friday and a check engine light came on p1391 which is ignition related.. i just spoke with the mechanic and he said it has a #5 cylinder misfire. he said that he is pretty sure that might be causing the chattering while driving at low rpms from missing out.. i'm crossing my fingers thats it.



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11/09/2009
14:50:00

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P1391....Intermittent loss of crank position or cam position sensor signal

I don't see where that indicates a misfire on cylinder #5.



Tommy Self
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2/08/2020
16:05:21

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Hello I'm Tommy and I have a 92 Dodge Dakota 3.9L
V6. What would make my truck stale out and die.
When I start it back up and put it in gear it'll
die. The automatic transmission was slippen but
after fixing the problem this other acurres.



Bob Lincoln
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2/19/2020
15:51:55

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How did you fix the slipping transmission?



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