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2000 Dodge 2500

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Brando55, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Brando55

    Brando55 Member
    Messages: 54

    Recently picked up a 2000 club cab 2500 cummins automatic. I noticed while cruising between 50-60 km/h the trans always seems to be switching between two gears. Just wondering if this is normal for these trucks or do I have some trans troubles on my hands?
     
  2. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Its a common problem. Join TDR and do a search on the 2nd gen forum.
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    Join cummins forum.com as there is a who designed &
    & R&D transmissions for Ram that is on there almost everyday
     
  4. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,597

    Its an EZ fix and about $50.00 in parts. The parts are so common almost every decent automotive store will carry them. One is a speed transducer and the other is called a govener pressure switch if I remember correctly. While there do the filter too.
     
  5. loyboy

    loyboy Member
    from KCMO
    Messages: 86

    Also make sure the wastegate on the turbo isn't stuck. That can and will make it shift funny. TRUST ME:mechanic:
     
  6. steinerservices

    steinerservices Junior Member
    Messages: 20

  7. TCLandscaping

    TCLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    I forget what wire it is but theres a wire and connection clip that's close to the alternator. clean the connection and route it as far away from the alternator as possible. The electric current of the alternator causes the tc to lock up at the wrong time. I did that trick after I bought the isolater ( but had not installed it) and never had a problem again. Before you spend the money try that stupid trick first