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2002 Dodge Intrepid transmission not shifting

Vehicle won't shift correctly. Start the vehicle, accelerate, shifting works but upon coming to a stop, the vehicle will not up/down shift until the vehicle is turned off and back on. My transmission shifts perfectly for about 15-20 minutes than will downshift as I am coming to a stop, and then will stay in first gear until I cut the car off

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  • huskeyjodi Oct 25, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I was going 65 on our freeway and it shook me out of my seat. I turned off the highway slowed down for the light and it wouldnt go into gear. I went 15 miles an hour to a parking lot and when I tried to go into reverse it wouldn't go. I had a repair 2 and a half years ago on a chip for the transmission. My car only has 69k miles on it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Jodi



  • saxcook Dec 29, 2008

    Transmission keeps slipping into default or limp mode

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    My 2002 Intrepid starts and runs fine until it warms up after 10-20 minutes. Then, when I slow down, it downshifts into limp in mode. If I stop the car, turn it off and then start again, I can drive until the next time I slow down below 30 mph. I had the bcm replaced and the same problem came back with in about one hour of driving.
    Thanks


  • debrawhitled Jan 07, 2009

    Hi there,

    You have exactly described the problem we are having. We have replaced the solenoid and also valve body. For a time, we thought it was something to do with a sensor, but since that was also replaced with the valve body, we know that's not the answer. We're taking it in to the shop for the third and final time to see if they can solve the mystery, before having to break down and approach the dealer on it. Our dodge is also a 2002, with 114K on it.

  • neukoos Jan 26, 2009

    we bought our 2002 Intrepid YESTERDAY we went on a small road trip and when we came off the interstate and came to a stop the stop sign the car jerked and would not shift. We shut the car off and started it again and we were off again. I has happend 2 or 3 times since. Our next move is to take it to a shop soon. Does anyone know what it is and how much it is to fix it. Thanks

  • rochonj30 Mar 25, 2009

    we have the same problem but can not figure out where the solenoid is do you know where we could get pictures so we can see where.

  • luckydog4219 Mar 28, 2009

    i have a 2002 dodge intrepid that the trans went out suddenly but if you turn it off and back on again it will drive for about a block and wont pull again the reverse went out completely i ran codes on it it came up as codes p0113 p0700 p0732 so im guessing the trans is screwed i was wondering if anyone knows something about these codes and what it would take to fix it also my motor is the 2.7 trans is 4 speed automatic what year trans would work in the car thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    I had a problem with mine not shifting and the fluid just disapearing. Never saw a place where it leaked or smelled it burning. Trans got hot as hell. Would change fluid and filter and within 500 miles or so, same problem. Put in Valvoline High Mileage fluid and 1 qt of CD-2 Trans Conditioner plus 1 pt. of Slick 50 trans treatment. Have done that twice. NO PROBLEMS ! Every 30,000 miles. Trans shop wanted me to pay almost $500 ! HA !

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    I have had my 2002 intrepid for a week. When I'm slowing down, it drops into 2nd gear and won't shift anymore till I restart the car.

  • westla_27 Apr 20, 2009

    I have the same problem on my 2004 Intrepid 2.7L. Im thinking of setting fire to it for the insurance,or driving it down to Mexico, but I heard they're having drug wars so nevermind. MY NEXT CAR WILL BE A FOREIGN CAR!

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Lets all get together and form a class action law suit. This should be a recall. but no body has been killed yet.Our tax dollars get to bail them out so they on keep making defective products.I wounder would they except defective money for there cars.

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1 Inspect Transmission Fluid Capacity Incorrect transmission fluid level 
2 Inspect Hose (Vacuum) Misrouted, damaged, loose, or clogged vacuum hose(s) 

3 Inspect Transmission Filter (A/T) Clogged or dirty transmission filter. 

4 Inspect Transmission Fluid Type Improper type or level of transmission fluid. 

5 Inspect Transmission Control Solenoid Damaged or faulty transmission control solenoid or circuit. 

7 Inspect Transmission Kickdown Solenoid Faulty transmission kickdown solenoid or solenoid circuit. 

8 Inspect Transmission Modulator - (A/T) Worn leaking or faulty transmission modulator valve or vacuum system. 

10 Inspect Transmission Shift Linkage (Auto) Broken or improperly adjusted shift linkage. 

11 Inspect Transmission Temperature Sensor Damaged, worn, or faulty transmission temperature sensor or transmission temperature sensor circuit. 

12 Inspect Transmission Control Module Damaged or faulty transmission control module or circuit. 

13 Inspect Transmission Cable Shift (A/T) Worn, or incorrectly adjusted transmission shift cable. 

14 Inspect Transmission Cable Detent (A/T) Damaged, worn, or incorrectly adjusted transmission detent cable.

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I had the same problem. Transmission is fine for a little while, then locks itself down to limp mode, until restarted. I'm on my second transmission for this lousey piece of **** from Dodge. Between this and the poorly designed 2.7 liter engine that has in internal water pump that leaks into the oil pan (and destroys the engine), I would never buy from Dodge again. Their financial problems are symptomatic of their quality issues.

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Our problem turned out to be the torque converter. Our mechanic said he'd never seen one come apart so slowly. The metal it was "making", that came through into what I believe was the oil pan, was a lot like the gold dust you get when you pan for gold. He couldn't spot it until he shined a high power flashlight on it, and could pick up the sparkle. Anyway, got that fixed, and now all is well with our Dodge, which has been the BEST car we've ever owned, for style, comfort, and reliability. I'd buy another one if they still made them. *Sigh*

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Always have codes check on FWD chryslers with OD transmissions. 95% of the time it is an internal problem. Shutting off the vehicle temporarily clear the code in the trans module so it works until the computer locks it in limp mode again. Often this is a leaking seal on the underdrive piston. Internal repair

There isn't any modulator, kickdown solenoids, or vac hoses on this trans. It is electronic

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Last year i was on the freeway going about 65 in the fast lane and the transmission completely let go. I got off the freeway *thank God* and made it to a parking lot. reverse would hardly work for a few feet. forward a few yards. I ended up getting the transmission rebuilt for about $1400. It has been fine since then except that it would always bump down a little roughly as i slowed down. Now at 67k it started to slip whenever i would come to a stop, and in stop and go traffic the computer locks the trans in 2nd gear to protect the transmission from further damage. It's in the shop right now, and they say the solenoid pack needs to get replaced, ($375 for the part) and 3 hours at $95 a pop. As mechanics do charge exorbitantly for parts sometimes, i plan to buy the part from the dealer or on ebay if i can, and then to take it to a friend's trusted transmission to pay him for the labor. quick note when getting a quote on mechanics look for reviews of them online through google. That saved me a lot of pain on American Tow and Auto Repairs. Sometimes you just can't be all holdy handy w/ them. Get the facts and see what they can do for you...in a good way.

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Solenoid problem that's what mine was

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All Dodge vehicles in that era had fragile transmissions due to the PLASTIC internal parts becoming brittle and failing, The cars were designed to last for six years from the factory------It's called planned obsolescence. They wanted it to last long enough for you to finish paying for it,then trade it in on a shiny new one.

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Torque converter problem

Posted on Feb 18, 2012

I had the same problem. Turned out to be internal solenoid pack. $350 ish to fix. with new solenoid.

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