My truck won't shift when it gets to 3rd gear the engine Is revving at stage and it's not cause of over drive I have checked that. Someone help please?

Asked by Apr 09, 2015 at 09:04 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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From what the internet says, the sticking in 3rd gear on this model RAM is common. The only thing I can think of that you can do yourself is replace your transmission fluid. Before you actually replace the fluid, open up the transmission on the bottom (like you would if you were replacing the fluid) and look in the tray. If you see metal shavings then you'll probably need to have a transmission specialist crack it open and take a look. Some cars/trucks have a magnet that will collect those metal shavings at the bottom, I'm not sure if yours does. WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T FLUSH IT OR POUR OUT THAT TRAY BEFORE LOOKING INTO IT.

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