1998 Dodge Ram pick up 2500 5.9 Engine 400,000 +miles has a 1 ton running gear. I have bought transmission parts for a 1997 just to get the same part to match up.
I've owned this truck for a little over 6 years. It has been great with only a few minor problems. Please no negative remarks as I have sentimental value to this truck. I'm a female and cash is tight right now but I need some help figuring out what's going on with the shifting in my truck. I have checked everything I can think of and even replaced the transmission governor pressure solenoid/sensor. About 3 weeks ago the transmission would take 1st then 2nd and no higher. I got advice and replaced the GPS⬆ and got everything back together and drove it about a mile down the road. It shifted like a dream. I went home picked up my tools and took off to the store about 3 miles from me. I got almost there and my transmission slipped a bit-not bad. I cut it off while I got gas and headed back home. I didn't get but about a 1/2 mile gone and I wasn't going but like 15-20 mph because of a stop sign and my rpms shot up and my truck wouldn't move even manually shifting on the column I pulled over and checked fluid and for leaks- none. I cut it off then thought try to get home. It would go in drive and ran for a minute tops and rpms shot up again with no movement from my truck. I done this 3 times before giving up and being towed home... Only because I have small children whom need Mommy. I'm disgusted now and down and out. I need my truck and want my truck fixed. Please help anyone! All information is GREATLY appreciated.
our trans expert will add some insight soon till then some basics....
Which series trans 42re 46 etc
Scan for codes yes even if light is out - free scan at many part stores.
Do you have a scanner showing live data?
Dodges are funny they only want that ATF4 advise if you used universal or one type fits all - not your issue but want to know.
What is a 1ton running gear? maybe ratio?