99 Dodge 1500 Laramie SLT, won't shift above 2nd gear

Asked by Feb 25, 2016 at 05:02 PM about the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just replaced the transmission with a used asy. I cannot get it to shift above 2nd gear. The mechanic disconneced the throttle down cable, so now I can shift into 3 and 4. However, now it acts like it's slipping in 2nd. Any suggestions on what may be going on? What can I do to fix this?

3 Answers


You need to have it setup properly, with that cable disconnected the trannys shift points are stacked, so it really needs that cable installed and set correctly or that tranny will burn up also. Most transmission shops can set it up for you.

Ok. We really don't have a trans shop here. How else would I set it?


No transmission shop? Man I lived in a town with only 578 people and it had a transmission shop. You can try you tube, just search transmission kick down adjustment and your year make and model.

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