1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Start and Transmission

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Asked by Sep 19, 2015 at 05:38 PM about the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey guys, I have a couple issues today,

I have a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with the magnum 5.2l and 46re
automatic transmission.

The first issue is starting it.  When I try and start it cold it will start right up,
then die immediately.  I have to press on the gas to keep it going and warm
it up.  Then I have to let off, hit the brake and go... otherwise it will die
again.  Once it warms up, it will start right up, sometimes dying at a stop
sign or something.

The other issue is the transmission, when it's cold, it shifts rough and
erratically, like it has low fluid.  When you come to a complete stop it will
often disengage from drive, then catch hard.  To avoid these hard shifts I
put it in ppark then drive to re-engage the gear.  After it warms up, it no
longer shifts hard and doesn't disengage.  I have checked the fluid time
and again, it's clean, pink, and feels smooth between my fingers as it
should.  I purchased a new filter and am going to drain the fluid and refill it,
but was wondering if anyone else has had these issues.  

A brief history of the truck to give you an idea... My Dad and I have been
fixing this up since May as it is my first truck. He said I would pay for
everything to fix it up and in December it would go under my name so I
would pay for insurance and all the fuel.  Until then he is using it to go back
and forth to work as we are a two car family.  What I mean by this is he
drives it to and from work every day, roughly 20 miles a day.  I don't know if
it uis bad to be driving it all the time but we don't have a choice and i feel as
though the problem is only getting worse.

Any insight or help is appreciated... Thanks!

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Might be one of your transmission solenoids has failed or the torque convertor is the issue.

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