I own a 1999 dodge 2500 ram quad cab diesel two wheel drive truck. It has 165,000 miles and I tow a 34' airstream trailer. When towing up steep mountain grades, out of overdrive, I encounter a shimmy as I apply more and more power. I sometimes downshift to 2nd to relieve the drive train. The problem has become progressive worst over time. I encounter the problem when not towing and going up a grade and take the it out of overdrive to relieve the problem.
My question is, does the problem relate to the transmission and or torque converter or to the engine and would reflashing the computer eliminate the problem or should I look for the remedy elsewhere?
Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 12:53 AM