Question about 2003 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

Bad transmission at 50,000 miles

I am mad as hell. All of a sudden, my truck starts off in 3rd gear instead of 1rst gear. Engine light goes on at the same time.
I bring it to Aamco and they said the control box was no good and a clip that was supposed to be around the clutch was broken in half lying in the trans pan. I am gonna get an attorney and see it Dodge will reimburse me at least part of the cost of me getting a new transmission ($2250 cost). I demanded a 2 yr. warranty which they gave me. What a piece of junk. A new transmission at only 50,000 miles. Gimmie a break.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 674 Answers

Doesnt supprise me that is one of dodge weak points,
do you have your warranty in writing and are you within the limits?
a 2003 would be out of factory warranty and dodge has nothing to do with it. it would be the dealer that gave you the warranty.
good luck
let us know how you do
later paul

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Whining when I give it gas, hen goes away before it seems to get to 3rd auto. gear


Try this have your transmission fluid and filter changed if you have not had it done in over 50,000 miles. Whining is a indicator that the fluid is getting dirty.

Oct 20, 2013 | 2011 Dodge Nitro Heat

1 Answer

I have a 1996 Dodge Dakota. 3.9L V6, 5-speed manual, 206,334 miles. For some reason, when I shift into second gear, the truck suddenly goes from gaining momentum, to literally "chugging" along. When I...


have the trans checked out, sounds like it might be in 2 gears when your shifting into 2nd, causing it to bind up, is there any noise when this problem occurs? a bad bearing or worn syncro rings could be the cause

Sep 01, 2013 | 1996 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

While merging onto the highway when my car hit 3 and 4th gear the engine seemed to "stutter/misfire" during harder acceleration. Check engine light also flashed briefly during hard acceleration. Dur


Could be a transmission problem or something as simple as bad spark plugs.
The engine is under the most load when RPM is low and you are trying to accelerate, such as when it upshifts.
You should have the computer checked for trouble codes and hopefully that will point you in the right direction to test.
If the spark plugs have more than 50,000 miles of wear you might start with replacing them.

Feb 06, 2013 | 2008 Saturn Astra

1 Answer

2001 chevy s10 automatic 150,000 miles suddenly lost 3rd and 4th gears


USE A SCANNER TO CONFIRM WHETHER HAS ANY SOLENOIDS HAD TO DO WITH.

Aug 29, 2012 | 2001 Chevrolet S-10

1 Answer

2003 dodge caravan sport wont shift out of 1rst gear 3.8 engine, 155000 miles, started with transmission problem when slowing down it would thump into 1rst gear, now when accelerating it wont come out of...


The transmission control module is expensive and if the valve body solenoids went bad, then you didn't get a raw deal. Labor, parts and fluid are about right price wise.
You could not fix it on your own without a lot of tools and knowledge of the transmission.

May 16, 2017 | 2003 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

My 1999 clk 320 suddenly will not shift out of 3rd gear, its been going good for 184000 miles and all service has been done by a mercedes mechanic


sounds like the transmission is in limp home mode where it won't shift out of second gear. this is a fail safe mode. If the check engine light is on too then its probably not seeing one of the speed sensors in the transmission. Just need to have the codes pulled in the transmission control module.

Oct 01, 2010 | 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK

1 Answer

2003 Silverado with bad transmission?


COULD BE THE GOVERNOR WORN OR DAMAGED.I WOULD HAVE IT TAKEN TO TRANSMISSION SHOP.HE CAN RUN A DIAGNOSTIC TEST USING A SPECIAL SCANNER TO CHECK 1 - 2 SHIFT SOLENOIDS AND 2 - 3 SOLENOIDS.ALSO YOU COULD BE HAVING PCM PROBLEMS.IT NOT CONTROLLING THE SHIFTS.

Nov 11, 2009 | Chevrolet 1500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Shifting problem, automatic transmission


Does your check engine light come on when this happens? It's probably when your tranny goes into limp home mode. You should have 1st gear ( only if you shift it there manually) 3rd and reverse. You are probably experiencing the 3rd gear thing and are probably burning up all of the clutches when you accelerate and should probably take it into the shop before something worse happens. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Aug 28, 2009 | 1999 Saturn SL

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Dodge Durango Logo

Related Topics:

126 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77514 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...