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5 Common Dodge RAM 1500 Transmission Problems In 2023 (+How to Fix Them)

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  • James kozlowski
    Posted November 26, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    I have a 2004 dodge ram 1500 hemi 5.7 liter engine and while driving I made a right turn and the truck just went into nutraland gas pedal went to floor took foot of pedal and just coasted to side of road stuck in a neutral pos.truck won’t engage into gear now but I can move the hand shifter handle through all gears but nothing happens. Could this mean my transmission shift solenoid went bad?

    • Brian David Tolsma
      Posted November 29, 2021 at 6:54 am

      I’ve got the same exact problem I can put it in all gears transmission does not Respond whatsoever happened out of nowhere driving on the highway I was going to replace the cellunoid in the transmission I did a transmission flush changed new filters gaskets etc 4 months previous Strange thing with mine is it recognizes park reverse neutral drive 2nd( but not 1st )or 4 wheel drive low All wheel drive and 4 wheel drive high engages no problem But that being said none of them work starts up purrs like a kitten the entire truck functions perfectly But drives nowhere has no response to the transmission at all . I can’t get a straight answer out of anybody if there is A TCM computer for the transmission for this year making model .
      Would be happy for any advice possible for anybody
      Brian 7192295006 text I have robo block on my phone unknown numbers usually don’t come through how however you might be able to leave a voice message text messaging I will definitely get. Please and thank you

      • Jason Pritchett
        Posted December 21, 2021 at 3:08 am

        Did you ever find anything out. I have the exact same problem. Delay in reverse, no first.

  • Lonnie Harbaugh
    Posted December 27, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    My 06 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport is sluggish on the downshift, engine light flashes but no codes. Changed fluid and filter. No change. When it attempts to downshift, the motor runs bad. Most aggravating part is no engine codes.

  • carter
    Posted January 4, 2022 at 12:12 am

    I have a 2014 ram 1500 with the 5.7 in it. It recently has been downshifting at unusual times speeding up or slowing down causing jerking. slowing down it will down shift enough to act like a jake brake and speeding up or maintaining a current or slow acceleration it will decided to down shift at least 2 gears and jump to 4000 rpms. owned this truck for 2 years and this started week ago. I am thinking the throttle position sensor or something related to the breaks and rotors tripping up the abs since the front drivers side decided to come lose and almost fell off a month ago and haven’t gotten around to swapping the front brakes and rotors since. hoping the transmission isn’t going bad and it’s the throttle position sensor or would some how be and abs thing from the rotors but unsure what it could be.

    • Robert James
      Posted May 23, 2022 at 11:26 pm

      I have the same problem with my 2014 Dodge Ram 1500. How did this end up for you? I’m considering trading it, I hate the way it drives and down shifts acting like it has an engine break.

  • Pamala McBrayer Swinnea
    Posted April 8, 2022 at 2:04 am

    We have 40k miles on our 2016 Ram truck. My husband drove to pick up a pizza, and on the way back home, it was a winking blinking alarming mess. Disconnected and reconnected the battery, hoping to reboot the control module. Next morning the truck would not leave first gear. We towed it to tbe dealership. Now getting a quote for a $5000 part! We babied this truck. Low mileage, not abused…and get THIS!
    Thouroughly pissed right now. Just out of warranty last year…5 years

  • MissMacInTX
    Posted April 8, 2022 at 2:05 am

    We have 40k miles on our 2016 Ram truck. My husband drove to pick up a pizza, and on the way back home, it was a winking blinking alarming mess. Disconnected and reconnected the battery, hoping to reboot the control module. Next morning the truck would not leave first gear. We towed it to tbe dealership. Now getting a quote for a $5000 part! We babied this truck. Low mileage, not abused…and get THIS!
    Thouroughly pissed right now. Just out of warranty last year…5 years

  • Steven J Everhart
    Posted May 6, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Only noticing the jake brake issue on my 2017 ram 5.7
    Just bought it second hand. I’ve just had the transmission fluid and filter changed hoping this will deal with the issue.
    Also going to disconnect battery to hopefully reset things

  • teo gutierrez
    Posted September 26, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Hi I have a 2009 dodge ram 1500 4X4 with the hemi motor 5.7and my transmission is giving me a problem. i just had the spark plug change and transmission fluid sensor replace. and when, I shift from park to D and it changes to gear #4and i cannot change it to D any other gear like a3or 2 it stays on 4. what step to a take to get it fix.

    • zane white
      Posted January 8, 2023 at 3:34 pm

      any resolve on this issue my 2011 doing same thing

  • william Johnston
    Posted November 17, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    My 2000 dodge ram has a shifting problem first thing in the morning. Or when sitting for a few days.When put into gear, nothing goes. After sitting for 30 seconds, the tranny will slowly engage and all is well. The torque convertor has been gone thru. Check valve replaced. Now i was told it may be in tranny. By a dealer. I am $4 grand down and no solution. One mechanic said it probably won’t be a problem!

  • Luis Hernandez
    Posted March 26, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    My 2010 Dodge ram 1500 3.7 v6 is having shifting problems. It will go into drive. But will not go past first gear. will drive until you get about 13 mpr and then it will just start reviving up when you step on the gas. And it will go into reverse. But it does not go. it just revves up the engine. i have replaced the transmission filter and fluid, to hopefully fix the problem, but nothing. any ideas on what other part i should try and replace to make it run again?

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