my 1996 dodge ram 1500 sometimes slips when starting off and then shifts hard, like a jolt. i can feel it also when i slow down the tranny downshifting slow, like its trying to catch up with the truck. im changing the filter and if i knew how to adjust the bands i would do that also. any thoughts?

Asked by Mar 07, 2013 at 11:49 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1996 ram 1500 4x4 slt laramie, 5.2L

6 Answers

251,345

What you describe could be as simple as low fluid in the transmission. Stuck valve on the valve body, or torque convertor. Worse case is your going to have to pay for a tranmission rebuild or replacement. Only someone with the right tools and information on disassembly of a transmission can adjust/remove the bands. Change the fluid and filter and make sure it's at the correct level and see if it helps.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

i just changed the fluid and ill test it in the morning. the fluid didnt look bad at all, but the people i bought it from i think were using the wrong kind. not type +3. thanks i hope its good.

100,025

It's a long shot but check the voltage at the battery with the engine running. Transmissions do funny things when operated with low voltages. Clean and tighten the connections while you're at it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

thats strange you mentioned that tenspeed. i have been having issues with power because of my stereo. idid clean one of the plugs but im not sure where the rest r at. i dont have a haynes or chiltens which i usually do. it seeems to be doing better but still in the 55- 60 mph range it wants to jutter or hesitate .

7,925

replace the governor pressure sensor and transducer. common problem. should fix it. gotta drop the pan to get to it.

7,925

when you adj bands, ther shound be abt 1/4 in. free play in between lever and piston. Ft. band is second gear. rear band is reverse and manual low.

Your Answer

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 10,671 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,390
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,170
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    5,570
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,130 Great Deals out of 181,862 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 2500
141 Great Deals out of 5,076 listings starting at $2,999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
783 Great Deals out of 67,750 listings starting at $1,350
Used Toyota Tacoma
559 Great Deals out of 41,735 listings starting at $2,999
Used Dodge Dakota
128 Great Deals out of 3,668 listings starting at $1,650
Used Dodge Ram 3500
86 Great Deals out of 2,173 listings starting at $4,993
Used Jeep Wrangler
266 Great Deals out of 15,736 listings starting at $2,997

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
68 Great Deals out of 1,373 listings starting at $6,799
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 991 listings starting at $3,700
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,500 listings starting at $3,000
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,356 listings starting at $3,650
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 1,293 listings starting at $2,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.