Transmission

Asked by Sep 13, 2017 at 09:01 PM about the 2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport 4WD Crew Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When you put transmission in drive it feels like
someone is holding you back and it won't kick into
passing gear and the other gears work fine. Had
the wires touch exhaust pipe and burned into. Got
wires fixed had to put new computer in. When
wires burned into could it have burnt any sensors.

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Possibly but I would be more concerned with damage to the Transmission Control Module, the sensors will usually turn on a check engine light but the module may not unless it is totally dead and unresponsive. I would find a tranny shop that can do stand alone testing of the transmission and the TCM, see if you have a solenoid, wiring, pump pressure or a TCM fault. Have you tried manual shifting? Start of in low then upshift to 2nd at 10 MPH, then 3rd at 30 MPH then Drive at 40 MPH, see if that helps in initial take off. Don't worry about manually downshifting during normal driving, just when you come to a stop then shift into low and do it all over again. If you need passing gear then drop down a gear from where you are, then upshift when the pass is over. Not something I would recommend doing all the time (unless the transmission is modded to do so) but it can help with some diagnostic routines. HTH

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