Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Durango - 5.9L
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Shift Indicator Lags
I've got a '98 Durango w/ 5.9L that's starting to exhibit some transmission headaches. A problem that I've had for awhile now, is that when I shift into D, N, R, etc., the red indicator is slow to actually move across to the right selection, leading to sometimes actually ending up in the wrong gear/drive selection. I'm pretty used to it, so it doesn't bother me too much, but when my wife or someone else gets in they have issues. The indicator also never reaches the right selection even when it catches up, the truck will be show being in Neutral when it's actually in Drive and on down the line.
I bought this truck from my Dad, and if I recall, he had this issue crop up 7-8 years ago, and the dealership took care of it during one of its maintenance visits. Since I do all my maintenance myself, I need to figure out what they did. Some sort of shift linkage adjustment?