View Full Version : Manual auto stick won't work

01-21-2013, 01:44 AM

I just bought my first sprinter so I am a newbie. 2003 "dodge" 2500 140" wb with 175k miles. I drove it 400 miles back from where I bought it today. After being about 300 miles into the trip, the manual feature of my auto tranny quit working. The auto works fine but now when I bump the stick it just stays in "D". Any thoughts on this? :idunno:

It was 0degrees out today but that shouldn't matter.

Thanks, I look forward to building this baby up and contributing to the site!

Missouri Blue
01-21-2013, 01:53 AM
I have an '02 with <170K mi on it. My manual shifting capabilities have not worked on three different occasions-all were cold mornings. Once I turned off the engine and restarted it everything was fine. I have bought all the fluid, etc. for the transmission fluid change but haven't had a warm enough day to do it. The first word of advice you might get from the experienced folks on here is to do a fluid change.