transmission shifting problem

Jerome Knitter

Asked by Jul 16, 2013 at 09:55 AM about the 1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr WS Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I first start out its normal. After driving about 3-5 miles 1st gear winds up to about
30-35 then shifts abruptly in to 2nd unless I shift manually. Then I had to shift up to neutral
and back to drive to get 3rd and it also seem to drag down if i don't keep it under
acceleration. I am going to change fluid and filter but I think it might be other things as
well. Any ideas?

1 Answer

Tom Demyan

You might be low on fluid, but try the fluid and filter first if you want. I'd have it diagnosed, could be a torque convertor problem, requiring you rebuild the transmission. Take the simple cheaper steps first.

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