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98 Plymouth Voyager Transmission won't go or stay in drive

When our van is started cold, we can back it down the driveway fine, but when we shift to Drive, it acts like it's in neutral. And after a long wait, a rev of the accelerator pedal, and maybe some jockeying back to park and drive a couple times on the column, it lurches into drive and we take off down the road. After 15 or 20 seconds in the first gear, it tried to shift to 2nd (automatic) and it slips back to neutral (column still on "D", engine revs because the foot is on the pedal, but we are coasting. More jockeying of the shifter, and more waiting, and it hits the drive gear again, and off we go. It does this every time, for 3 or 4 times each day when we first drive it. Just started this winter, it's parked inside, but still 45 degrees in the garage at night. Maybe trans fluid low? Don't see any leaks, no recent repairs.

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  • roadmech Jan 08, 2009

    I'm surfing the net now for info on my sisters 98 voyager. It has a very similiar problem like yours. Her's also will not go forward when cold until about a minute. Reverse is fine. No problems shifting after it finally moves. But it sometimes comes back at a stop sign if car is still cold. All goes away after car warms up or ambient temp. warms up. Her problem has been going on for 3 years and and many miles.

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Check your EATX relay in the fusebox.
EATX = Electronic Automatic Transaxle
the relay is for power supply to TCM (tranny control module) - 4speed will only work in limp mode (park, reverse, neutral, and 2nd gear only) if TCM is off. The relay controls the solenoid with allows fluid flow into the transmission.

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I got the exact same problem as mike d ready.
i have replaced the 2 tranny sensors over the years. yjey can cause the same symptoms. but the sensor problems came on all at once.
bad shops tell many dodge van owners irs te tranny and its really just the sensers.

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  • transmission fluid viscosity breaks down after 100,000 kilometers or miles. should be red not brown. drain and flush out transmission.

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Sorry but sounds like trans is starting to go bad. take it to a trans shop and ask. go to autozone.com online guide to help.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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