Having problems with your 1994 Dodge Ram ?

Tranny stoped working no movement in any gears.

\015 Everything was fine on and off the expressway. Two days ago while driving around town I noticed the tranny wasn't freewheeling. Instead it seemed to be slowing down like a gear reduction. It would up shift fine. Today I pulled out of the drive way and two miles the truck stalled out while driving. I dropped it into natural started it right up and continued driving. One mile later and it started to high rev but no movement in any gear. I shifted into 4x4 and still nothing. I rolled and stop put in into reverse and it moved a little whit a winning sound then I towed it home the tranny fluid level was good and clean with no burnt smell. I changed the fluid and filter year & a half ago.\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 12-11-2018

Answers :

It is possible that the torque converter solenoid has failed. your narration seems to point there as possibly it was at first remaining locked and now is inoperative. I'd be suspicious of this though as often (similar to O2 sensor codes) it points to the result of a problem, not the cause, therefore replacing the solenoid may have little or no effect on the problem. A good trans shop can go into better more precise diagnostics and may also come up with a code for "improper gear ratio" which would indicate another internal problem, or after testing will verify the solenoid as the culprit. Transmissions are complex items, this is why there separate shops that do this work. A good "general practitioner" in the auto repair business will also rely on a good trans specialty shop for advise and work needed for that very reason. Having been a decent "GP" for many years, and with trans training as well, I believe that you are at the point where you need a pro to get involved or you can waste lots of time and $ not repairing it.I know the above is not a cure to your problem but in the long run will save you aggravation and unneeded expense.
Good luck!!!
Chances are that the transmission pump has gone bad and needs to be replaced. The other common problem on Dodge transmissions and I'm about to fix this problem myself on my friends1997 5.9L 1500. It's most likely being caused by faulty ATF solenoids. Replacing these solenoids will fix your problems, but most likely only temporarily. They usually become clogged due to metal shavings getting caught in the screen filter of the solenoid. I'm not positive where the metal shavings come from, but I would say the torque converter. For a long-term fix I would recommend replacing the transmission with a lower mileage transmission.\015\012
\015\012It could also be the governor pressure sensor/transducer in the transmission which controls the transmission line pressure. Regardless these all need to be addressed by dropping the transmission pan and valve body to repair. Check the transmission fluid level with the engine off and take note to where the fluid level is on the dip stick, then start the engine and see if the fluid level is the same or if it went down. If the fluid level stayed the same, then it's a good bet that your pump is bad, if it went down then your pump is good and it's a good chance that it's your governor pressure solenoid when bad which would give you no transmission line pressure. \015\012
\015\012These are just some of the things that is most major common things  to go on the mid 90's, that causes the failure of the transmission. If your lucky, the check valve in the transmission line is stuck and may need to be replaced which is also common on these transmission.\015\012
\015\012You mentioned you replaced the transmission oil and filter not too long ago, sometimes a transmission fluid change on a transmission that hasn't had new fluid in a while can be fatal. clutches that have used that old fluid will start to slip with new fluid. I would drain the fluid again, get mopar ATF +4 and refill it, add lucas transmission stop slip (which IMO is awsome) and see if that helps any. Also adjust your bands. \015\012
\015\012You can adjust your bands your self and if you need information, you can get that at Auto Zone or if the guy at the transmission shop is cool. He may even let you look at the manuel to adjusting the bands. \015\012
\015\012Sorry i can not really pin point the problems but these are the few things that are very common on that transmission and you should address them first before replacing the transmission. As for me the things mentioned above is what i would look at and eliminate each one to determine which issue needs to be addressed. \015\012
\015\012Good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted, be glad to answer any questions you may still have. 
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