Why are my rpms running around 2500 rpm in od doing 65 mph?

5

Asked by Nov 09, 2017 at 08:04 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Im haveing problems with my 97 dodge 1500 5.9. I had a P0783 code and it
wasn't shifting well into 3rd an OD so I got a full solenoid service kit from
cascade transmission and replaced all those and my 3-4 accumulator spring
as my old one ended up being snapped. Now it shifts into all gears just fine
but my rpms are still a little high when im in OD. they're around 2500 rpm when
im doing 65-70 mph but before my transmission started acting up doing 65-70
mph the rpms would be around 2100. Any help or suggestions on what to
check would be great.

8 Answers

150,465

Maybe the torque converter is not locking up.

5

How would I go about checking that?

150,465

I can feel my transmission lock and unlock plus I can see it on my tach. You probably should ask a transmission repair shop about this.

5

What do you mean lock and unlock? its goes into od. I have a video of whats it doing that would probably help to see but idk if I can post it on here.

5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wWNFuxuvBY

5

That video link to youtube is a video of my truck and what its doing.

150,465

When a torque converter locks and unlocks it can feel like the transmission is shifting gears. You should notice a 200 or 300 rpm drop when the converter locks up. That is what my truck does. The torque converter locking makes my 4 speed auto feel like it has a fifth speed.

5

Ya maybe it is locking then I can notice the rpms dropping a little after its been in 3rd its just the rpms are a little high. other then that the trucks runs great and no CEL light has come on again.

Your Answer:

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 450 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $3,900.

Postal Code:

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    7,620
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    7,250
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    6,970
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
170 Great Deals out of 10,911 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Ram 2500
66 listings starting at $3,995
Used GMC Sierra 1500
91 Great Deals out of 9,238 listings starting at $3,999
Used Toyota Tacoma
43 Great Deals out of 1,657 listings starting at $5,450
Used Dodge Ram 3500
55 listings starting at $11,988
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
16 Great Deals out of 1,122 listings starting at $4,999

Used Cars for Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 135 listings starting at $4,495
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 72 listings starting at $8,995
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 73 listings starting at $3,900
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
50 listings starting at $6,990
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
26 listings starting at $3,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.