1996 Dodge Ram help

Tiny
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  • 1996 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 2WD
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  • 285,683 MILES
Hey my dodge ram truck wont move now I can put it in drive and press on the petal and rave it up and it wont move at all forward or reverse I think I may have to overhaul my transmission]
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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 AT 9:55 PM

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Tiny
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Did this happen all at once or was it slipping? Also, is the fluid clean and full? Finally, are you sure the linkage is connected and working properly? Has the check engine light come on?
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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 AT 11:06 PM
Tiny
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Yes I tried to move it yestarday and it just wouldnt move anymore. What does clean fluid look like I think it maybe low cuase I check it but I dont knw where it should be on the dipstick. And I dont know if the linkage r connected how would u check and my engine light never came on
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 9:07 AM
Tiny
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The trans fluid should be a translucent redish pink. Also, if you look on the dipstick, it will list "cold, warm, hot." The proper way to test it is when the engine is hot (normal operating temp) and on a level surface.

As far as the linkage, secure the vehicle so it can't move. Place it in park and put the parking brake on. Craw under it and locate the linkage that attaches to the transmission. It will be on the driver's side center of the transmission. Have a helper shift through the gears with his foot on the brakes. Make sure the linkage is moving the levers on the transmission.

Check that and let me know what you find.

Joe
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 5:16 PM
Tiny
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Hey I changed the filter and transmission fluid and it started working it go in reverse and in drive but it wont shift when acclerating it go all the way up to 5000rpm before it shifts down to 4000 rpms
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Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
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That sounds like a bad shift solenoid.
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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 12:28 AM
Tiny
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Ok so it that hard to replace and I was looking the part up is it also called the auto trans control solenoid
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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 5:41 AM
Tiny
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No, they are not hard to replace. I believe yours is mounted to the valve body in the transmission.
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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 12:01 AM
Tiny
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Hey that shift solenoid I went to look up the part on oriellys auto parts and it keeps giving me an auto trans control solenoid so if you know of a place I can get it that would be gratful
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Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 9:01 PM
Tiny
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I believe that is just another name for the same thing. Here is a picture of the part. Check it out and compare what they are showing you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249084_a_6.jpg

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Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 AT 12:47 AM

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