1995 Dodge Ram transmission wont shift

Tiny
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  • 1995 DODGE RAM
  • 5.9L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 171,000 MILES
I was going down the road one day and my truck was shifting normal, then a few days later it was hesitant in 3rd. Then later that night I was driving and it would not shift at all, I think it has gotten stuck in either first or second gear I was wondering if you might have any idea about what it might be. Someone said it could be my shifting linkage but had that checked, ot my torque converter was locked, or my solenoid was bad but I have no clue.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 AT 6:10 PM

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Tiny
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If it is staying in 2nd gear, it may be in limp mode. Basically, there is a problem but it will work to get you home or to a shop. First, is the trans fluid clean and full? Has the check engine light come on?
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
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Yes the transmission fluid is clean and the check engine light has not came on yet
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 AT 6:26 PM
Tiny
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1995 was a transition year from OBD1 to OBD2. Do you know which your vehicle has?
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 AT 5:27 AM
Tiny
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I'm pretty sure it is an obd I because it has two plugs under the dash not just one like the one that's on my 99 dodge
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 AT 11:40 AM
Tiny
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Ther is also a 6 pin plug under the hood
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 AT 3:45 PM
Tiny
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Okay, do the following to check codes. NOTE: Each code is a 2 digit number. You will need to count engine light flashes. The light will begin to flash, pause, then flash again. Count the flashes to get the number.

Cycle the key from off to the run position (engine off) 3 times. The 3rd time, let it in the run position. That should start the process.

Let me know what you find.
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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I got error code 12 which is battery 37 and 37 and 55 end of codes
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 AT 5:11 AM
Tiny
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The 37 has to do with the lock up torque converter circuit. I have to be honest, at this point I have to ask how much experience you have. This isn't going to be an easy process.
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
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Not much with transmissions, mainly motors and suspension
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 AT 8:48 PM
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I don't normally say this, but I feel it needs taken to a shop for diagnosis.
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Friday, April 3rd, 2015 AT 10:57 AM

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