96 Ram 1500 able to reverse and drive in first gear. No 2nd or drive.

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Asked by May 01, 2014 at 08:03 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab LB

Question type: General

Vehicle drove without problems. I didn't drive over anything that might have caused damage. Parked, when I began to drive away, noticed it didn't shift. Fluid level fine, shifter doesn't seem to be damaged, hoses attached.

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Sounds like servo Val is bad on trans

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I'm not up-to-date on Dodge transmissions but it seems as though 2nd gear is the weakest mechanically. It is possible to have a transmission that is mechanically sound but the seals are old and hard and tend to bypass pressure - so much so that it just won't shift. Call around to see if there's a transmission shop that will diagnose it for cheap or free. It is old enough to have such a problem. A quality remanufactured Transmission will cost around $1800 and have a 3 year, high mileage warranty - usually better than a tranny shop can provide. Swapping the Trans out yourself is a big job but very straight forward.

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