Question about Dodge Caravan
a 6ya expert 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 repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
transmission shift solenoid is stuck open this is a common vehicle issue in automatics and not particular to any make or model vehicle 15 dollar part and arm and leg for labor if taken in
heres an idea to try
take out the transmission filter and replace with new one make sure to take not of any metal debry in trans pan this indicates the trans had sheered its gears down and a trans rebuild is needed
the transfilter needs to be changed at a certain milage interval they can get clogged up
there is a kit you buy for your truck at any parts store
its an easy change hour of time unbolt trans pan unbolt trans filter and put new one in
kit comes with new seals less than an hour you can do it yourself
to overdrive you would feel a difference in shift badley if it was that something to keep in mind
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
Governor pressure sensor or solenoid is going bad. To replace them drop the tranny pan, remove the filter , and the parts are pretty ez to get to. These aren't cheep thou, but replace them as a set. Parts will probly run about $200.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
well the low cost way to go first would be to try and change the trans fluids. If the problems still remains the it may be an internal problem
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
I have that exact same truck and transmission and My Transmission did the exact same thing about a year ago and there was some kind of snap ring inside the transmission that broke. I originally thought it had to be an electirical problem because the truck shifted fine until OD or if i turned OD off. The 4r70w is a light transmission and i would suggest you have a shift kit put in and they make a heavier kit to beef it up.. Sorry its probably not the new you were looking for.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
Well two of the tranny codes ; P0734 and PO732 indicate gear 2,3,4 ratio incorrect. This can be caused by poor readings at the input and output speed sensors or pulse generators. The P1709 code is in reference to the kickdown servo switch.
Replacing the pulse generator set and TCM reprogramming( as per TSB) may solve your problem, otherwise you have a major component failure in the transmission unit. I would get some line pressures at the transmission checked first.
Sounds like the transmission is in fail safe mode, this happens when there is a transmission fault, you only have two gears 2nd and reverse.
Hope this helps - Steve
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 24, 2016 | 2007 Dodge Ram Truck
Feb 19, 2015 | 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Jan 13, 2015 | 2000 Lexus ES 300
Jan 08, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Apr 16, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Start by checking the least expensive items:
Make sure you are not activating the O/D switch in the shift stick inadvertently.
Look at the display panel, if the "Eng" light is on, you must get the code and repair the affected item. If you have knock sensors and/or oxygen sensors malfunctions that may prevent the transmission from shifting to O/D.
Check the ground cables located in the engine compartment, especially the ones behind the air intake manifold. If they are loose or broken it affects the ECU (car computer) and causes the transmission to work erratically. If they become disconnected it may burn the ECU and shut down the car.
Now going to more profound mechanics, it could be a sticking shift solenoid valve, your RX300 transmission have five of those located were the transmission oil strainer (filter) is. It can also be an ECU malfunction and/or related to the wiring from the ECU to the transmission connectors.
Always start from the least expensive and recheck the obvious. Good luck.
Dec 26, 2010 | 2001 Lexus RX 300
Apr 10, 2010 | 2001 Jeep Cherokee
Nov 07, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
Oct 03, 2009 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Sep 23, 2017 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks
486 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: