2000 dodge dakota sport 4x4

Asked by Jun 22, 2019 at 12:03 PM about the 2000 Dodge Dakota Sport Club Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After a major purge of fluid my
dakota has determined it no
longer wants to go into a forward
gear. After fixing the leak and
driving the vehicle it all of a
sudden would no longer go into
any of the forward drive gears.

5 Answers


You need to determine if it is an electrical problem like stuck shift solenoid or if it has suffered damage due to the fluid loss. I recommend you find a good tranny shop that can do isolated transmission tests, that way they can tell if it is electrical or a hardware problem.

If it is an electrical problem, wouldn't the vehicle's computer through a trouble code .?


Not necessarily, if the ohms are correct the computer will still think it is functional even if the valve part of the solenoid is stuck.

1 people found this helpful.

Ok so can i test the solenoid at home. ? It did get drenched during the purge.


Yes if you have the stand alone transmission tester or a dealer style scanner. If not the best you can do is an ohms check and remove and clean the solenoids.

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