2018 Ram 2500 Diesel

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  1. half_crazy

    half_crazy Junior Member

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    Not sure where to put this...
    I have a 2018 Ram 2500 w/Cummins and 68RFE. On Saturday, out of the blue, while slowing down when it shifts down to 4th there's a distinct clunk and the truck lurches.

    It never did this before and everything else seems fine with the transmission, it's just that one downshift into 4th. 23,000 miles on the odometer. The most I tow is a 6000 lb trailer. The truck isn't abused.

    Has anyone experienced a similar symptom? Not having a lot of trust in dealership techs, I was hoping someone could provide a little insight before I take it in for warranty work.
     
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    Never had that happen before and haven't heard of anyone else experiencing it either? I'd just keep driving it and see if it happens again. The only thing I've had go wrong with mine was a failed shift solenoid (which ended up becoming a recall later on) but that was fixed prior to 2018 models.

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  3. half_crazy

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    Thanx for the response. I thought it might be something in the ECU so I disconnected the batteries for a while... no love, still does it.
     
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    Hey half_crazy,

    We certainly understand why this may be concerning. Please let us know via private message if you decide to have your dealer look into this. We would like to have this documented and have a case escalated in your behalf so a Case Specialist can work with your dealer to help find a potential solution.

    Mark
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    Oh, it's going to the dealer as soon as the holiday weekend is over. I'll let ya know. Thanx.
     
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    Hi half_crazy,

    Thank you for the heads up. Did you get a chance to take your Ram to your local certified FCA dealer? If so, feel free to send us a private message as we would be happy to provide an additional layer of assistance during this process.

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    Sending a PM now...
     
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    Hey half_crazy,

    Thank you for the heads up! I just responded to your most recent PM but wanted to touch base with you here as well. Please take a moment to review my message at your earliest convenience. Hope to hear from you soon.

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  9. half_crazy

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    The re-flashed it and it seems fine. Actually, it's better than the flash that came in it. Trans seems more precise/less sloppy.
     

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