2001 Dodge ram 1500 code p1740

Asked by Jun 05, 2015 at 08:05 AM about the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Overdrive shuts off on own when
driving and transmission gets hot
throws different codes every time we
clear now throwing p1740

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Check the transmission cooler, if it isn't flowing properly it will overheat the tranny. Overheated trans fluid looses it's quality really fast. What I would suggest is getting an auxiliary trans-cooler and put it on instead of using the one in the radiator, service the transmission and add some Lube Guard for Chrysler transmissions. Hopefully this will clean up the solenoids and keep them cool, otherwise you will have to replace the solenoids cause they have already been damaged.

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