my 1998 dodge ram 1500 will not shift into overdrive if i drive through water

Asked by Jan 01, 2014 at 05:39 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

only happens if I hit a puddle or standing water on roadway. its like if I hit enough water to make the water splash up under the truck the truck then wont shift into overdrive for a while until I guess whatevers getting wet finally dries out and then it goes right back into overdrive and drives right.

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sounds like a seal on the overdrive is worn out. the overdrive is controlled by an electric switch. won't work if it's wet.

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