Question about 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan
Engine malfunction light is not blinking, but when i start the car, all the gauges go to full and then back down. Also, while driving back to the house, it down shifted to 2nd gear and would not shift. I'm thinking alternator. The battery is brand new.
Certainly could be the alternator.
You could take it off the engine and have it tested at an auto parts store.
The output is controlled by the computer.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
one thing to check is the positive and negative battery post's. check for any corrsion and even do a voltage test to the starter. check the grounds. The battery might be bad have you tryed to jump it? The battery light comes on when their is a dop in voltage in the sys.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
YOU NEED TO TAKE YOUR TRANS OUT AND HAVE IT REBUILT, THE SYNCHROS ARE WORN OUT!!
THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE TROUBLE SHIFTING GEARS!!
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Its the electronic shift control located just under the battery ontop the transmission replace or repair will solve the issue
it'll go into drive but once it reaches 1500 rpm it'll drop into neutral as a safety because at this rpm it is being told to shift gear and when it fails to do so it safely goes into neutral
it will go into reverse just fine and park and you can run all the low drive gears until you reach 1500 rpm then it'll cut it off
i pulled mine out re soldered bad components on the board to fix it but im an electronics engineer it may be easier for you to just replace it
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
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Jul 19, 2017 | Ford Cars & Trucks
The MIL turns OFF after the engine is started if a diagnostic fault is not present.
The MIL remains illuminated after the engine is started if the control module detects a fault. A diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is stored any time the control module illuminates the MIL due to an emissions related fault. The MIL turns OFF after three consecutive ignition cycles in which a Test Passed has been reported for the diagnostic test that originally caused the MIL to illuminate.
The MIL flashes if the control module detects a misfire condition which could damage the catalytic converter.
When the MIL is illuminated and the engine stalls, the MIL will remain illuminated as long as the ignition is ON.
When the MIL is not illuminated and the engine stalls, the MIL will not illuminate until the ignition is cycled OFF and then ON.
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