I have a 1998 Dodge 1500 4x4 with a 5.9 liter v8 engine. The first gear is engaging "hitting" hard about 50% of the time when you start up from a stop, or from a slow rolling stop.

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Asked by Aug 12, 2015 at 03:38 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When it has this hard engage, It feels like someone has ran into the truck.  Also,
sometimes when braking to a stop, you feel it hit the first gear hard as it is slowing down.  
Other than that, it runs great and shifts great after getting started.  
Any ideas?

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sticky shift solenoid inside the transmission, sometimes a service helps but usually the solenoid has to be replaced.

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Thanks TennisShoes. That would make sense. Is that an expensive repair at a transmission shop?

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Nothing is cheap any more they start a a hundred bucks and go up from there.

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