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94 caravan Limp Mode

Had the tcm and both speed sensors replaced, but still limps at will. Clearing limp mode by turning ignition on and off 10 times will reset. Tranny runs fine for a while, but goes limp again. Daily, but not consistently. Sometimes while driving at highway speeds, sometimes when starting in the morning, but not always. Usually limps at sometime during the day. There is not check engine light since tcm.

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    treetopjames Dec 05, 2012

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This must be your lucky day, to get an answer back this quick. I am dannydoesita, and I just finished fixing the same problem in my 2002 Chrysler Concorde. The problems are the same for all 42Le a606 transmissions. I will take you trough this repair step by step, but I don't know your capabilities or your desire in tackling this project.
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SOURCE: 94 caravan in limp mode sometimes

i have had luck replacing the solenoid packs on these models but i usually had a 12 shift or 23 shift code stored in the tcm controller

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