DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2011 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2011 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the 2011 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 09-23-2013, 04:19 AM
Connman67 Connman67 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Vacaville, California
Posts: 107
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: Outdoorsman SLT
Color: black/gray
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Connman67 is on a distinguished road
Default

Call the Shaman... or priest!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #12  
Old 09-23-2013, 09:20 AM
mace of bass mace of bass is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Age: 27
Posts: 76
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: White
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
mace of bass is on a distinguished road
Default

Anytime a vehicle goes into reverse (either driver or otherwise) while cruising in drive, it is forced to shut down. In other words, it WILL NOT go into reverse.

Is that what is happening? You hear a clunk then the truck shuts down? If the truck doesn't shut down, it is not likely going in reverse. Of course, it is your truck and you know it far FAR better than I, but vehicles these days just will not go into reverse when you are going 40 mph down the highway.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-23-2013, 09:39 AM
Gantman's Avatar
Gantman Gantman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ram Country
Age: 45
Posts: 1,963
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 4x4 Regular Cab w/8ft bed
Trim Level: Tradesman 4x4
Color: White
Engine: 2013-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 395hp 410lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:974
Gantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to behold
Default

Although you stated the dealership did oil changes and service work to this used Laramie, I highly doubt that it was a problem free truck. The unfortunate ugliness about used car lots is "Sold As Is". Good luck with your truck as I hope you find a remedy to this road demon.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-24-2013, 08:49 AM
TransEngineer TransEngineer is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Grass Lake, MI
Posts: 1,200
Gender: Male
Vehicle: N/A
Rep Power: 4
Rep:350
TransEngineer is just really niceTransEngineer is just really niceTransEngineer is just really niceTransEngineer is just really nice
Default

Your transmission will not go into Reverse all by itself (while driving down the road). You have to physically move the shift lever into the Reverse position in order to engage Reverse; the computer cannot shift it into Reverse by itself.

I suspect that you may have a Trans Range Sensor (TRS) problem, or more likely a wiring problem (in one of the TRS circuits). Did you have a P0706 (Trans Range Sensor Rationality) fault?

Does your truck have a PRND display where all the letters are always visible, but one is highlighted in a different color? For example, in Park the P is green and the others are all white. The N and D also show up in green when they are selected. In Reverse, the R is red (and all the others are white). Here is what I bet happened: If the PCM detects an invalid TRS signal, it sets the P0706 fault, and lights up ALL the PRND positions at once. In older trucks, you would get a "box" around all the positions. But in yours, since it merely changes color to indicate the current gear position, when it highlights "all" of the positions, P, N, and D turn green, while R turns red. So it LOOKS like it is displaying Reverse, when in reality it is highlighting all of the positions.

So I'm guessing you just have a bad wire (or flaky connection) on one of your TRS circuits.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-24-2013, 10:19 AM
RogerRamJet's Avatar
RogerRamJet RogerRamJet is offline
God Bless Texas!




 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mansfield, TX
Age: 50
Posts: 11,525
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Lonestar QC
Color: White
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:2929
RogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TransEngineer View Post
Your transmission will not go into Reverse all by itself (while driving down the road). You have to physically move the shift lever into the Reverse position in order to engage Reverse; the computer cannot shift it into Reverse by itself.

I suspect that you may have a Trans Range Sensor (TRS) problem, or more likely a wiring problem (in one of the TRS circuits). Did you have a P0706 (Trans Range Sensor Rationality) fault?

Does your truck have a PRND display where all the letters are always visible, but one is highlighted in a different color? For example, in Park the P is green and the others are all white. The N and D also show up in green when they are selected. In Reverse, the R is red (and all the others are white). Here is what I bet happened: If the PCM detects an invalid TRS signal, it sets the P0706 fault, and lights up ALL the PRND positions at once. In older trucks, you would get a "box" around all the positions. But in yours, since it merely changes color to indicate the current gear position, when it highlights "all" of the positions, P, N, and D turn green, while R turns red. So it LOOKS like it is displaying Reverse, when in reality it is highlighting all of the positions.

So I'm guessing you just have a bad wire (or flaky connection) on one of your TRS circuits.
Great info! Thanks for sharing.
__________________
Life is hard... It's harder if you're stupid!
Today is a good day to be a RAM owner!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-24-2013, 09:21 PM
muddy53 muddy53 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ma.
Posts: 129
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram 5.7L Hemi
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:34
muddy53 is on a distinguished road
Default Dealer

Hope the dealer makes good on this fix. Should still be under warranty so they should take care of it.
I would suspect that going into reverse at 40 would damage the trans, u joints, transfere case and differential. May be time to get rid of it?

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-25-2013, 02:10 PM
Maine-Ram's Avatar
Maine-Ram Maine-Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maine
Age: 25
Posts: 12
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Ram 1500 / 2002 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT Big Horn
Color: Gold
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:30
Maine-Ram is on a distinguished road
Default

Trust me, when you get rid of this lemon, and own a normal, functional, not bipolar Ram, you will love the truck! My first truck was a Ram, and never looked back! My former boss is a ram guy. His nickname in the woods is "Dodgeboy".

He has own'ed dodge since the as early as he can remember. Even used to own old dodge semi trucks he used to haul wood with. Currently has 3 of those trucks in a pit, waiting to be restored.40+ years of logging experience and using only 1 brand of truck to get to the job is insurance enough for me that these trucks are tough like nothing else.

Second thought. I'd imagine the shifting from shifter to transmission is electrical. Could the issue not be that the "solenoid" (for lack of a better term) which reads what position the gear lever is in, is faulty? Perhaps it is malfunctioning on occasion and "reads" the truck has been placed into reverse.

Also is the shifter on the column or on the floor? Happen when you hit a bump?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-25-2013, 02:33 PM
picker picker is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: florida
Posts: 103
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 ram
Trim Level: st
Color: mineral grey
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:9
picker is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Dealer can pull up your vin and print history of your truck, Ask-em.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-25-2013, 02:59 PM
TransEngineer TransEngineer is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Grass Lake, MI
Posts: 1,200
Gender: Male
Vehicle: N/A
Rep Power: 4
Rep:350
TransEngineer is just really niceTransEngineer is just really niceTransEngineer is just really niceTransEngineer is just really nice
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maine-Ram View Post
... Second thought. I'd imagine the shifting from shifter to transmission is electrical. Could the issue not be that the "solenoid" (for lack of a better term) which reads what position the gear lever is in, is faulty? Perhaps it is malfunctioning on occasion and "reads" the truck has been placed into reverse.
The 8-speed trans is "all electronic" (there is no physical shift linkage), but the 6-speed still uses a conventional shift cable that moves a lever on the side of the transmission. To get into Reverse, you MUST physically move that shift lever to the Reverse detent. It doesn't matter what you do with the solenoids, you can't get Reverse unless the manual valve (which is physically connected to the shift lever) is in the Reverse detent.

I'm guessing that the issue is with the Trans Range Sensor (TRS), which (as you suggested) is what "reads what position the gear lever is in." If that sensor gives a faulty (invalid) signal, you get the P0706 with "all PRNDL highlighted." I doubt it would actually give a true "Reverse" display, since for that to happen, three out of the five TRS wires would have to switch to the wrong state. I can see one wire going bad, but typically you don't have three of 'em fail simultaneously.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-25-2013, 07:46 PM
Graygoose's Avatar
Graygoose Graygoose is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Age: 47
Posts: 726
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Ram Express
Trim Level: ST
Color: White
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:92
Graygoose will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bhepper View Post
A 2011 w/17k miles is suspicious? What would you think of my 14k miles then?
Mine is a 2011 and only has 11,400 miles to date....low miles can happen, but sometimes you have a short distance driver like mine, not a highway driver.
__________________

2011 White Ram Express, KMC Slides, Nitto 420s 22's,Extang Trifecta, GF leveling kit, KICKER sound system,CodeAlarm remote start, '13 Retroshop Headlights and Tail lights, Bedrug, MGP Caliper covers, LED reverse lights, AAC interior LED and licence plate LEDs, BT Catch Can,Weathertech mats
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:08 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum