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jeffnovi306
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11/24/2003
21:20:22

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Hi all, my dak is slipping when it shifts into 2nd. everything else is fine, and fluid and filter are recently new. it is a 92 v6 ext cab auto of course. can i adjust the band or the detent cable to correct it? or am i looking at a rebuild?



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11/24/2003
23:28:20

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Yes adjust the bands first and see if it cures the
prob.

It may also be worn clutch pac than overhall

Don't use cheap trans fluid, Chrysler ATF +4 or
amsoil universal sythetic work good in these trans
Don't use dextron

Larry
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jeffnovi306
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11/25/2003
10:46:57

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thanks, i will try the band adj.
i am using dextron, the local dodge dealer said to use it, they said only on the 70's stuff that you need the chry+4.



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11/25/2003
11:07:16

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jeffnovi...you might wanna start dealing with another Dodge dealer. Larry's right about the tranny fluid...ATF +4 is what's recommended.

Larry,
Now that the cold weather just set in yesterday my tranny has realized it and started acting up again. I noticed that when I'm accelerating up to speed, my RPMs will go up normal...then when it shifts, my RPMs will rev up prolly 1000 RPMs (I'm guessing...can't remember exactly) while shifting. It shifts smooth though and doesn't jerk into gear or anything... a little too smooth for my liking since I've read how wonderful smooth shifts are on a tranny. Do you think that could be from one of the solenoids/sensors on the tranny?

Josh



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11/25/2003
15:56:16

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Just to give jeffnovi306 a little encouragement, I have a 93 that has been slipping some since I bought it. Last weekend I changed the fluid and adjusted both bands, and it shifts MUCH better. No more slipping. The difference is dramatic.

In case you are wondering, adjusting the bands isn't too difficult. If you have the Haynes manual, the instructions are pretty good. If not, one of the band adjustments is located on the driver's side above the neutral safety switch. It has a 3/4" lock nut, and a square screw. Back the nut off, and then tighten the screw to 72 inch-lbs. Then back it off 2.25 turns. Tighten the lock nut.

There is a similiar screw that you access by removing the transmission pan. Once again, back off the lock nut, tighten the screw to 72 inch-lbs, but back off 2 turns. Tighten the lock nut.

On mine, I didn't back the screw out enough, and the transmission bound up when trying to shift from 2 to 3. Fortunately backing the screw out on the outside of the transmission fixed that.



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11/25/2003
17:33:47

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Get that fluid changed and the dextron out of
there that guy is a horses A$$. Chrysler
specificly says not to use it no wonder your
having problems.

Use ATF +4 chrysler or Amsoil universal.

GB2000

Sounds like your trans temp sensor is bad if the
trans only acts up when its cold outside.

In the cooling line near the Rad change it.



Larry
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jeffnovi306
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11/25/2003
21:12:31

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thank you to all!! i will go through the band adj. and put in good fluid. my trouble also began when cold weather hit.



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