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98 Ram 2500 Transmission

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Polarisrider, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Polarisrider

    Polarisrider Member
    Messages: 93

    hey guys, got an issue with my 98 ram 2500, its got a 5.9 gasser with an auto transmission. Truck seems to hesistate when shifting, I can rev the crap out of it in 2nd and have to let off and sometimes it will shift. Ive checked my fluid and its right where it should be.

    Based on some research the most common problem is the governor pressure switch and sensor. Has anyone had this problem or anything related to what it might be.
  2. mksent02

    mksent02 Member
    Messages: 37

    It's common, I've replaced them in a few used trucks over the years. If they're malfunctioning because of debris you could be out of luck. You should adjust the bands while you're in there, and of course a new filter. Good luck.
  3. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    What he said^
  4. Polarisrider

    Polarisrider Member
    Messages: 93

    thanks, its going to the tranny shop Monday, I'll let you guys know how she turns out
  5. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    If they say a rebuild get a second opinion.
  6. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    If they say a rebuild get a Chevy.
  7. Steve8511

    Steve8511 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

  8. 95HDRam

    95HDRam Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    The most common problem is fluid transfer. The front pump will not flow fluid in Park, when fluid is flowing the Valve Body limits pressure throughout the trans. A simple shift kit install with removal of a check ball helps a lot along with a TC lockup switch to engage the TC when not in overdrive which disipates a lot of heat especially under load. Hope this helps. I have a Fleece Performance trani in mine. 46RH that only needs fluid and filter.
  9. Glenn81

    Glenn81 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    You've been out in the cold to long, all a GM is any good for is to use it as a car not a work truck
  10. Well said Thumbs Up Love my 2000 & 2001 Rams. I like the solid axels. Great for work. wesport
  11. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 443

    Nothing beats a solid front axel for plowing! Even my old 85 w100 half ton had a Dana 45 solid axel. It outlasted my friends 1990 Chevy 2500! Lol!