The failure mileage was 168,534. At least one metal part was missing from the transmission causing the failure. I have talked with other people that have the same year Dodge pick-up and they have had similar problems. Stepped on gas pedal and vehicle would not move. With An All Plastic Transducer Inside pan on The passenger side; 3 Pin Neutral Safety Switch. However I have demonstrated the problem to the service manager at riverhead Dodge. Second shop told me what my problem was by just knowing year and make of my truck.
No repairs were ever made. A representative verbally agreed that Chrysler would pay for diagnosis and repair if problem was caused by factory defect. The transmission went out on me and the pickup only had 61000 miles on it. I have the same problem of shifting into drive--and reverse the engagement points are no where they are shown to be on the shifter. We make your purchase easy with convenient Same Day Store Pickup when you.
They blame increase in cost of parts. When I got pulled to the side of the road I checked to see if I could go and I had no transmission. When you need durable, affordable products for a Ram automatic transmission repair, rely on our helpful staff to get you the right parts. How many people have to be hurt before Dodge does something about this? Transmission will not shift into overdrive ,can drive 15 miles on highway in 3rd gear. Say good-bye to grinding gears and a dragging clutch and get back to trouble-free performance when you rely on the premium transmission products at AutoZone. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who informed the contact that the reverse gear retention clip came out and disintegrated.
I was told at time of purchase,this was a normal fuction of the transmission, bought truck Feb. I have talked to some other guys and they owned 1998 rams and the same thing happened. When it does shift into overdrive and I hit a bump in road it will go out of overdrive. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The first repair work was done by aamco and the warranty on their work was for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever came first. I would really like to know why nobody has investigated this or recalled the vehicle because of this problem. I do not know the cost to do this yet.
A diagnosis showed that the failure was caused by a factory defect. Rpms revved high or low before vehicle had a delayed response by lurching forward in whatever gear it was in. Problem had to duplicate to be remedied. The contact stated that the reverse gear was non-functional. With An All Plastic Transducer Inside Pan on The Passenger Side. I only have 78,000 miles on my truck and don't pull heavy loads or load my pick-up with heavy loads. They told me there were a lot of metal shavings in the transmission which clogged up the works.
Diagnostic test showed no codes and shifted as normal. Apparently after searching on the internet I find I am not the only one who has these same problems. I now have 92,000 miles on the truck and have to have the transmission rebuilt again. With part plastic and part metal transducer inside pan on the passenger side. Now this is a big safety thing and there was not a recall on the faulty transmission.
This didn't cause me alarm since my truck is used for passenger use only. With 3 pin neutral safety switch. I hit my brake in the middle of traffic trying to keep from hurting my engine. I had to have the vehicle towed from the interstate and the transmission rebuilt. Without a functioning transmission, your truck can't deliver power to its wheels in an efficient manner. I am having my transmission replaced along with the transmission cooler because it has parts of my clutch in it. Exactly 10 days later my transmission went out.
This could of been a big law suit if I would of gotten hurt. I contacted Chrysler to see if they would pay for a new transmission and they said no, they wouldn't even help me out. There is also a hesitation when engaged sometimes and will engage roughly with a jerk. There is a manufacturer's problem with this transmission!!!!!!!!!. They blamed increase cost on increased labor rate at dealership. I slowed down and tried to continue to drive at a slower speed, however this became impossible very quickly.
I want Dodge to acknowledge this problem recall probably and reimburese me for this repair. I ve been told that there was a defective connector inside the steering column and that there was a safety recall on this part--cannot get a direct answer from a local dealer here --what's the score on this. Also the engine will rev as if it is trying to switch out of overdrive. . I found 5 people in my county that have had problems with their 98 pick-ups and have had them fixed and then traded them for another brand of vehicle. Plus I have the cost of obtaining alternate transportation to get to work for about 14 days until I get the work completed. AutoZone's automatic transmission for Dodge Ram is built to last and is tested for quality.
That could of started the whole pickup on fire and I could of been killed or badly hurt. There was actually fire inside the transmission, you could tell when the mechanic dropped the pan, there was nothing left every thing was fried. . . . . .