I have a 1999 Dodge Dakota. It is a V6, 3.9 Liter, auto transmission. I have a weird problem that no one has been able to answer for me.
HOW I CAME TO REALIZE THE PROBLEM:
One day I was driving home and had to stop at a stop light. The light turned green and I took off. For some reason it would not shift out of 1st gear at all. So, I was stuck driving at 3000 RPMs and 25ish MPH. I drove to a bank and parked it. The next day I went to get it. I was just going to drive it home and figure out what was wrong with it later. It was still acting the way it did the night before, not shifting. I noticed I didn't have enough gas to get home to I stopped at the gas station and filled it up. When I pulled out of the gas station it started shifting normally again.
So, I have had this happen to me a few times now. It is always when I am really low on gas. Once I fill it up with gas the problem goes away. It usually occurs around an 1/8 of a tank. Why is this happening? How does the level of gas in the tank have anything to do with it shifting?