Will not up shift to second gear or any gear after that

Tiny
RYANLYNCH
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  • 1996 DODGE RAM
  • 5.9L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 312,000 MILES
46re transmission. Did a transmission swap, changed all fluids and filters (two times). Got it to drive but would not up shift to second or anything after that. Changed out the transducer and the governor solenoid and adjusted the bands and it still will not up shift. Tried checking the fuses and relays and could not find anything wrong as far as I know. I am assuming my next step is to rebuild unless you can tell me something else to try. Thanks
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Friday, January 6th, 2017 AT 11:37 AM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Scan for codes and see if tcm is messing up not telling it to shift.
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Friday, January 6th, 2017 AT 12:02 PM
Tiny
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Did you do a "Quick Learn" on the TCM?
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Friday, January 6th, 2017 AT 12:27 PM
Tiny
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I keep trying to research more about the problem, but cannot seem to find anything but replacing the output speed sensor.
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Friday, January 6th, 2017 AT 12:50 PM
Tiny
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As HMAC stated, you should have codes. The relearn has to be done after all codes are resolved.
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Friday, January 6th, 2017 AT 1:03 PM
Tiny
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Last week after I changed the solenoids it was giving me two or three code that. For some reason I did not write them down. And know after checking it there are no codes to be read at all. And how do you do a quick learn?
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Friday, January 6th, 2017 AT 1:10 PM
Tiny
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On a 46re the kickdown band and front clutches control the second gear. Check your throttle valve cable of front band adjustment. If both okay you may have a band or front clutch failure. On this transmission there is no quick learn.
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Friday, January 6th, 2017 AT 1:11 PM
Tiny
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That is one thing I did not do. I will have to try that tonight. TV cable you better work.
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Friday, January 6th, 2017 AT 1:43 PM
Tiny
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Okay, so I disconnected the battery for about ten minutes. Disconnected the TV cable but did not really mess with it to much because it had no slack. The truck was able to shift but they were very light shifts. I was not able to really get on the gas and see if it would shift on the go, but I will do it tomorrow and update afterwards. Thanks
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Friday, January 6th, 2017 AT 6:36 PM
Tiny
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Good, just adjust the tv cable tell you get a desirable shift.
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Friday, January 6th, 2017 AT 9:15 PM
Tiny
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OK back to square one. No shifting. Replaced the transmission relay and was going to change the output speed sensor but the auto parts store gave me the wrong sensor. Hopefully it works
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Saturday, January 7th, 2017 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
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Hi guys. Just to add my two cents, there was a problem on these with the kick-down cable sticking. The common symptom was up-shifting at much too high a speed, and down-shifting too soon when coasting.
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Sunday, January 8th, 2017 AT 4:17 PM

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