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Can I Make A Homemade Torque Converter Lock Up Switch For My 1994?? And How?

I got a 1994 Dodge Ram 2500 12Valve 4x4. I got a automatic transmisson and been wondering about this torque converter lock up switch. My buddy had a homemade one on his 1995 and it came in handy. So i was wondering if you can do a homemade torque converter lock-up switch to my 1994, and if so how do I make and install it??

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http://www.tstproducts.com/Torque%20...p%20Switch.pdf

make sure you read the directions for the 94-95
and there is a possibility that your trans may go into "limp mode" all that is needed is for you to go to the dealer to get the computer reflashed.

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http://www.tstproducts.com/Torque%20...p%20Switch.pdf

make sure you read the directions for the 94-95
and there is a possibility that your trans may go into "limp mode" all that is needed is for you to go to the dealer to get the computer reflashed.
how do i know if it limps??

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The '94 and '95 don't have a limp mode. Hydraulic governor instead of electronic so there is no way to make it limp.

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The '94 and '95 don't have a limp mode. Hydraulic governor instead of electronic so there is no way to make it limp.
What about a 97?
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I don't think a 47RE in a '97has one either, but you need to make sure by asking someone else to make sure.

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With your 47re tranny Joe G. you need to remove the transmission control relay and instal a jumper wire between two of the termianls. I can check and see which ones I had, but I have heard that on some of the 96-97re's you need to have the pcm re-flashed. I was fortunate enough not to have that done. And you will know when the tranny goes limp. My friends did and it seemed to take off and stay in second only.

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http://www.tstproducts.com/Torque%20...p%20Switch.pdf

thats the link. thanks 12valveterror

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The '94 and '95 don't have a limp mode. Hydraulic governor instead of electronic so there is no way to make it limp.
my bad its between 9-95 - 4-96 they used some computer program that dont allow it to lock up

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YA MY STUPID SELF JUST INSTALLED IT AND PROBLEY MISSUSED IT NOW I GOT A STEADY STREAM OF TRANSMISSON FLUID COMING FROM THE INSPECTION PLATE ON THE TRANNY. I DONT KNOW WHERE OR WHAT IS CAUSING IT TO?

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I had that too, it was coming from the heat exchanger, once I climbed under and looked around, I could see it was coming from up higher than it looked.

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