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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Re: 1994 dodge caravan
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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If you have a manual gear box there are two things that you can check. First is the engine mounts especially the rear one to see if the rubber has broken away. Check all engine mounts for the same problem.. The second is a failing clutch or if you have a cable operated clutch it points to engine mounts. What appears to be happening is when you engage the clutch in first gear the torque reaction of the engine is rolling the gear box away from the clutch actuation arm or lever. The clutch slips ,the engine rolls back ,the clutch engages , the engine rolls and so you have a bad shudder. When you are moving the reaction is less as you move up through the gears . If all is good then have a qualified clutch and brake specialist do a check on the clutch itself.
There is condenser shaped part attched to the starter moter this is the part which makes the starter moter to spin and when it is stuck the moter does not spin you can check it by one person sitting in the car holding the key to start position and another one hit it softly with some spanner or something The starter moter will move there is a small gear in it which requires replace ment Or the other possible reason can be the carbon brushes in the starter moter are worn out or the place where these brushes touch on armature the place is worn out that Y ou will only come to know when you will take the moter away from the engine Lastly I hope you might have checked your battery that it is giving sufficient current to the moter
Your solenoids inside the transmission may be bad, try to unplug the 4 wire connector to the front of the transmission to see if the problem still continues, if it doesn't then its the solenoids causing the problem, they stay engaged into gear thus car dies and when you put on park, it starts fine again, when you shift it dies again. I had the same problem, changed the all solenoids fix my problem. Hope it helps.
Can't shift out of park because I've parked on a slight hill and my car has backed up slightly jaming the parking pawl in the automatic transmission after I have shifted into park but before I have set the parking brake. This is a complaint that Ford owners have had for years. Try this proceedure to see if this solves you problem and best of all it's Free. 1st when you park develop the habit of; while still having the foot brake down apply the park brake firmly first and then shift into park and then release the foot brake. Remember it is important to apply park brake with enough force to prevent the vehicle from rolling. What happens is in the rear of an automatic transmission there is a coarse gear that has a lever that engages this larger gear and when you shift into park range this lever goes into one of the spaces in the larger gear and stops the car from rolling. If the car starts to roll it can Jam the lever against the gear and make it difficult to shift out of park. By using the procedure I've outlined it prevents the lever OR Pawl from being jambed into the larger park gear. Try to make this a habit and you shouldn't have anymore problems.
You have a wire shorting out when you press the clutch. You will need to have help looking for it. Have someone set inside and press the clutch and look for a wire that is coming into contact with the linkage. Good Luck.
I assume it's a manual transmission.
If the car will not roll backward or forward in neutral (with or without the clutch engaged) the transmission is most likely locked in two gears at the same time.
This may happen if gear selectors are excessively worn. If you are able to examine the gear selection levers external to the gearbox, ensure they are in the 'neutral' (no gear selected) position when the gear lever is in Neutral. If not in correct position, you may be able to manually reset the levers to correct neutral position and thereby unlock the gearbox.
In any case, if it's happened once, it will happen again, so get the gearbox and gear selection mechanism checked for wear or breakage.
OK this is a very common problem. there is a 4 pin connector on the trans. (just below the air box area sometimes blue or grey)(in a shape of a box) that is your TCC soleniod switch connector. just dissconnect that and see what happens. if your problem stops then you need a TCC solenoid. what that does is it locks up your converter at 40mph+ or HWY speeds to save on gas. another way to test it is when your slowing down and it feels like your driving a stick shift and it wont get out of gear and stalls. if that is what is happing thats your problem. just dissconnect it if you want but i remomend getting it fixed. DO NOT REBUILD TRANS. many trans shops try and pull a rebuild on this.
Electrical problems of an intermittent nature are the most difficult to solve. It sounds as if something is draining the battery. The charging system needs to be checked with diagnostic equipment. Something like a parasitic drain may be causing the battery to run down and the alternator cannot keep up with the demand. When something like power windows are activated, they draw a higher amount of current to get started than they need to keep rolling, and this surge of energy may be robbing the injectors of the current they need to allow fuel delivery. I experienced a problem like this on a customers car, and we found that the trunk light was staying on when the lid was down. This was enough to keep the battery from becoming fully charged, and the alternator had to be replaced from being over-worked.