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1994 dodge caravan

Its stayin engaged in gear when i start the moter dies when i try to get it to roll after i put it in gear helpppppppppppppppp this happens after the van is warm i went out yesterday after it had set a few days and it worked but im afraid to go anyehere in the dern thing

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Sounds like you have some transmission problems which could get expensive, but a fluid & filter change is where I'd start, just in case you get lucky, if it hasn't been done in a while. MAKE SURE they replace fluid with nothing other than "Mopar"/Chrysler ATF3 or ATF4 transmission fluid. Don't let them tell you they have same thing, insist on it. Many a shop swears it's the same, but it's been proven time & time again, it's not the same.

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