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Robbienorth
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6/04/2004
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K, heading into the dealership on Monday. Driving a 2000 Dak 6V 2WD 3.9, not even 70k on it and just passed the warranty period by a cpl months. In the past i had mentiond the problem of the slippage and was dismissed, the classic "that's normal", "maybe you need a tune up" kinda thing, even tho i mentioned it a few times in the past during each of my visits. So recently the engine light pops on, take to a friend and he hits it on the diag machine and tells me its a **P1757 Governor Zero malfunction or temp malfunction.**
So the dealership books me book an appointment 2 weeks away (obviously not a huge problem), and the service manager mentions they have to take trany apart to see if its the torque converter etc etc.. lookin at maybe 5-600 but "you never know".
So my questions are these; and any help soon would be greatly appreciated because i just had a baby and a 1300$ bill would cripple me right now.
Do i have any recourse for help from dealership because i mentiond this multiple times and months after warranty ends I'm up for huge overhaul?
and if I'm not coverd whats my best bet? Tell them to take their overhaul and shove it, instead just get them to change the Trans Temp sensor, the throttle position sensor, adjust the kick down cable and flush/gasket change? Whats that cost roughly anyone have an idea?
Feel free to email or post here any help, and thanks in advance..

rc



czy4rds
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6/05/2004
10:35:10

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Hey, i posted a few days back on my tranny. 92 dak 144K had been slipping 1-2. Took it to aamco, and found my TB cable had popped off the TB. Jury rigged it on there, and the tranny hasn't slipped since.



butch
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6/07/2004
18:11:35

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Hi I have 96 dodge dakota 3.9, when transmission
warms up lock up torque converter really grabs
when it locks up when cool locks up fine .
all help appreciated



JDM
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7/31/2004
22:48:04

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I have a 98 Dakota, my problem is when I get on the hyway I get this humming noise sounds like if I had Snow Tires, but then I changedf the tires and same thing again, I noticed the other day that id I Turn OFF the Overdrive the noise goes away, any feed back would definatly be appreciated



Mike M.
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1/13/2005
11:53:57

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My 2001 Dodge Dakota trans went out at 39000 and needed a rebuild, I will never buy another dodge. Im in the process of writting dodge to see what they will do for me. my next truck will be a toyota Mike



Chris
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1/13/2005
20:51:25

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aw, cry me a river, my truck went to 200,000 miles before it went out. you sure it was not your driving that caused it to go out?



frankeboy
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6/25/2005
12:17:11

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I have a 2000 dakota 3.9 2 wheel dr. with 130,000 miles and a history of many problems. The latest one is the tranny. Without any symptons it just stopped moving in any gear. No slipping no noise no roughness. HELP!!! Any suggestions on what it could be short of replacing the unit ( I'm Broke)



Chris
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6/26/2005
11:10:23

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darn how far do you drive every day? that might be why it broke sounds like very high mileage for only 5 years old. i have seen and heard about even new cars from other dealers breaking at 20k



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3/31/2006
21:33:37

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1996 Dakota Linkage between carb & transnission routing bad got hot cable seized up so it had limited movement In city driving engine had to torque 3000 before it would shift then give you whip lash. Figured it out before it burnt transmission up $108.00



Jason52
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4/01/2006
00:43:09

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I would say let the dealer do it...cause my trans rebuilt cost the same and those redneck morons didnt know what they where doing,,, and are mostly responsible for whats wrong with my truck today.



Shatto
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4/01/2006
14:34:27

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Happy new month!
Hope this helps;

frankeboy,
When mine stopped shifting a new set of solenoids was all that required. Couple hundred, including ATF-4 top-off, at my trannie guy.

Jason52,
Dealers often outsource major jobs they aren't set up to do. Radiators, Transmissions, Machine shop stuff. My trans shop was referred by mechanics. I asked who they would send their mom to. Ask where the performance guys go.

Re: noise. Dodges have always roared, to some degree, around 40MPH.

Wierd shifting, etc.;
I've found that using the proper fluid (ATF-4) and changing it when needed is all an auto needs.
My torque converter locking and unlocking while on cruise, was caused by the throttle position sender; although I was told by dealers and transmission shops I needed a replacement. I drove 400,000 more miles to 500,000 miles on the original transmission because the engineer at Amsoil looked at the oil sample report and told me there was nothing mechaniclly wrong.
Therefore, I suggest you have your transmission flushed and replace all (torque converter too) your fluid with Amsoil.

Amsoil worked for me.







Joe M.
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4/01/2006
22:31:53

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hey Shatto
your responding to frankeboy ???
maybe you should check the date on that post?

LMAO



Shatto
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4/02/2006
20:35:42

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My theory is by reading both his and mine there will be context.
Pretty slick dancing, huh?



Greg Thomas
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8/29/2006
23:11:20

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98 dakota, 3.9L V6, 125,000 miles. I think I've got a sensor going out but want to get some input. The tranny shop hooked up the computer and said I needed a new transmission. They didn't drop the pan or put it on a lift to check the cables. Here's what its doing. It drives great the first 15-20 minutes. It shifts fine in every gear. Then, once its warm, around 55mph it won't shift into the next gear. Or, if I'm going about 55mph and take my foot off the gas, it immediately and abruptly downshifts. It may or may not shift back into overdrive once I put my foot back on the gas. But, the strange thing is that it is fine until it warms up, then the troubles begin. The fluid hasn't been changed that I know of. So, I'm taking it to "cottman transmission" Saturday. They'll do all the computer diagnostics, drop the pan and put it on a lift for free. Hopefully they can tell me something besides me needing a new tranny. Should I be able to replace the fluid, filter and sensors myself as long as I have a capable mechanic working with me?



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8/30/2006
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I have a 93 dodge dakota with 165750 workes great but it has a slight problem. Some times it will kick out of o/d does it when its warm and cold at completley random times, but it wont shift back in and im stuck with a 3 speed auto any sugestions would be apreciated.
thanks
Adam



jonathan
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12/01/2006
21:12:17

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hopefullly someone out there has a solution to my problem. i drove my 2001 3.9L 2 wheel drive dakota around all day yesturday fine. no tranny problems at all..then this morning I can only shift to Reverse and nutral..it will not shift into drive. basically i cant shift past nutruel. Any ideas as to what failed overnight while parked?



Al Meade
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3/10/2007
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I have a 2003 dakota 4 x 4 quab cab with a 5 speed auto trans it revs high when I first put it into
drive & after driving about 100 metres it goes into normal revs. this only happens now & then..



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3/10/2007
20:49:29

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cry babies.........there are pressures switches right when you take the pan off....theres 2 ......they go handin hand ...replace both.......1st flush tranny by the dealer
2 drop pan replace filter and both sensors
3 new pan gasket refill and your off and running for 60000 miles
when someone tells you, you need a rebuild get a second opinion.......the dealer told me the same thing. that i need a rebuild .....total cost
201.00 flush
2 sensors pan gasket 130.00 w/ oil
331.oo dont trust the dealer sometimes and do your research

the flush only the dealer can do,,,they have a machine to flush it.....the rest you can do at home.....just dont over torque the bolts just snug them.....



wally
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3/22/2007
22:25:10

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I have a 93 dakota that was hangin up between 2-3.I changed the filter and fluid,didnt help,4 days later,drivin along rpm's raced and she wouldnt shift at all.Used atf+4 when i replaced filter,tried new tps and and external cooler.Runs grt first 2 minute then same s***.147,000 miles.Trans guy over phone says maybe the pump because it does whine.Any suggestions?



Chris
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3/24/2007
13:31:49

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Yeah , here is a suggestion, do not drive that thing any further. Mine didn't make any noise at all, i was driving when it i noticed the tach was way too high and i was slowing down even though i had my foot on the gas. thats fairly high mileage for any auto.



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