1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Transmission Problems [Won’t Shift and How to Fix It]

Now we’re going to talk about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems and how to solve them. In this case, it won’t upshift. It looks like it gets stuck in second and then high revs and spins out.

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Causes and How to solve 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Transmission Wont Shift

The reason is that the governor pressure of the solenoid and the governor pressure sensor is not working correctly, so you need to replace them.

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Pressure Sensor

To do so, you have to get to the underneath of the truck.
Next, you want to head to the transmission’s underside and look at the passenger side under the valve body with the transmission pan off.

You need to remove the block from the valve body to get the solenoid and pressure sensor and fix your Ram 1500 transmission problems.

To do this, you must first remove the half-inch bolts and then carry the block outside. 

This job is quite simple. You need to remove it, clean it, and replace the two components with new ones.

Don’t forget to remove the retaining bracket first.

It seems a little tricky if you only use one hand to remove the pressure sensor. So you have to pull it out with both hands while twirling it a little until it falls off.

The way of removing the transmission solenoid is slightly different. You have to use a screwdriver and press the retaining black clip first until it comes off. After that, you can pull the solenoid transmission by hand and remove it.

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Before installing the new solenoid governor and pressure sensor, you need to clean the block frame first, free from dirt.

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Transmission solenoid

Then you can reassemble it and be ready to install a new, cleaned solenoid. Now all you have to do is attach it to the transmission again, tighten the bolts, and fill it with fluid. Then you can try your truck to shift gears.

All right, we hope you can solve the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problems, and your truck can shift gears as before.

Recommended product: 

  1. Mopar Part No.:56041403AA Transduce-pressure sensor
  2. Mopar Part No. 4617210 Transmission Solenoid

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