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AnswerIt could be any number of things, such as bands (clutch pack, whatever you want to call it), hydraulic pump, valve body or just plane low on Transmission Fluid. Unfortunately anything that prevents the clutches from fully engaging. If the clutches slip, even a little, it can cause significant damage to the clutches and the transmission will fail completely. Check the fluid level first. If it's low, make sure it never happens again.

The first and cheapest step is to have the computer checked for trouble codes.

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Q: Your 99 ram 1500 won't shift from first even if you manually put it into drive at the transmission could it be the bands?
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