Join Date: Mar 2011
Vehicle: dodge dakota 1998 3.9l v6
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Truck won't go into gear
Back on the troubleshooting forum again.
I have a 1998 dodge dakota v6 3.9l with more than a quatermillion miles on it.
Never had problemns with my dakota until last 25k miles. I'm at about 227kmiles.
So my truck started up fine, i went about half mile down the road and was realzing it was near impossible to shift into gear.
So i thought i'm in real trouble.
I get a red light and put the truck in N. As light turns green i go to engage first gear.. won't happen. won't budge, i mean the stick would break before it even got close. perfect timing for the great economy ha. i even tried shifting with out use of the clutch. you know ramming tho rpms to 3.5 or 4. still won't go in. so i shut the truck off. put it in first and start it. well it goes in gear but made the most horrible grinding and cluncking sound. Iv had to do this about three times now. So i have no idea whats wrong. the clutch? master cylinder? slave cylinder? transmission...
i'm thinking it may be the tranny as its leaking everywhere... don't want to fix seals becasue itll cost more to fix seals than to buy a new tranny. also the tranny mount is all messed up. No more rubber sepearting the tranny from tranny mount. any input is much appreciated!!