Everything pointed to just replacing the output speed sensor. I know replacing a selenoid pack is relatively simple. Quote includes 4 hours labor for everything. The freeze frame info is useful because it tells us what other sensors were seeing at the time of the fault. Drove it another 30 miles today to church and back and then to the store afterwards. Question - is it possible the output speed sensor is kaput? These resources deliver honest real world ownership perspectives and useful facts for anyone researching the cost to replace the transmission on the Dodge Ram.
I again complained to them and they said they couldn't help but recommended I contact Chrysler Customer Service Assistance or whatever its called. In the diagnostics I believe they removed the selenoid pack and tested it to make sure it was okay. It is the solenoid pack. Just about everything I came across pointed to the output speed sensor which took me all of 5 minutes to replace once I had the truck up on the ramps. Auto repair shop prices are set by each shop and may be different than price ranges estimated here - particularly if the scope of work varies from that described here. Install new transmission filter, gaskets and seals and transmission fluid. Puzzling since I drove it all weekend 200 miles and it had no issues.
Truck state passed safety inspection this morning. Can't tell if the transmission is shifting or not - doesn't seem to be - must be in limp mode. Ive done many of these. Depending on the scanner used, AutoZone or Advanced may not read all the transmission error codes. It is the original selenoid pack. If you are short of funds why not attempt yourself? Transmission last serviced at 120K or 125K.
They said too bad so sad. I live about 60 miles south of the nation's capitol. First thing I notice is it takes a little more gas to get going. Driving home this evening as I accelerated away from a signal the engine seemed to stumble and the check engine light came on. Don't give up, document everything, and be nice. Drove it up to my servicing dealer today.
At this point I'm still mulling my options. What's in the pan isn't critical, that's why there's a filter. Found front and back to be good. Truck was on limited duty until I purchased new tires, check the brakes replace if necessary and then replace the output speed sensor. I then had to have the truck towed to the dealer. Then the selenoid pack will be replaced.
Since I'm not sure of the one code I will have the local Advance recheck - they are only a mile away. Will probably limp it to my servicing dealer for proper diagnostics before throwing any parts at it. So for the moment all appears to be good. The Ram will also only be used for local driving and dump runs. There's no need to be afraid of transmission work. I am somewhat of a shadetree mechanic, but am leary of transmissions. Includes all bearings, seals and gaskets.
If the same conditions can be reconstructed, you may be able to get it to repeat a failure. Long story short towed vehicle into the shop the said the torque converter exploded, in turn took the pump and tranny out. I had to place the emergency parking break on to prevent it from rolling into vehicle behind me because of total break failure. Includes fresh fluid and filters, but it is not a flush. Limped the truck the rest of the way home 35 miles - kept the speed under 55 - mostly around 50 mph. My Ram is actually a 2006, so obviously they didn't fix the horrible problem. Have to say I'm a little disappointed with the dealership.
After adding the quart of fluid I shifted from park to R to D and could hear a selenoid make it's usual bzzzztck sound at least once or twice. She came home from work and the next morning went to go Christmas shopping. Had new tires installed last weekend and changed the oil. All other trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners. Pulled over, shut engine off and restarted.
I'm the original owner of the truck - bought it in Sept 2006 with 17 miles on it. Wednesday night the engine rpms were at 2200 at 50 mph and I never felt it shift. Hi there, this is nothing to do with the output speed sensor. Some are generic across all manufacturers and others may be manufacturer specific. With the new sensor it never once hinted at going into limp mode. Says it appears to be an intermittent problem with one of the selenoids. Called the local small dealer.
It's on limited duty for the time being. This is not the only dealership in the area. Only logical since the pan has to be dropped to get to the pack. Other times it helps to figure out just what happened. He's my normal servicing dealer and has been quite reasonable in the past. It's also where I purchased the truck.