Question about 1997 Dodge Caravan
Take tranny pan down and ull c ur shift solenoid it should be the same as a 98 Dakota but to make sure look it up on youtube
Posted on Jan 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've been having this problem with this car for a while.This is the third time which I needed to change the damn solenoid in 3 years.You need to take the whole air filter off,you have in the front two screws,and two more just to loose the clamps.You need to pull the whole thing out,once you take it out,you should be able to see it under two black hoses,it has 3 screws into it,it's very easy to take off and replace,about 2 hours total.No more domestic cars for me for as long as I live!Good luck!
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
I recently had the same issue, but my airbag warning lights also turned on. If this is the case, it might be the clockspring. There is a recall on clocksprings for Caravans 1998 - 2000 I believe. I got it replaced for free in the dealership. Enter your VIN in this site and it will tell you if you are covered in the free replacement warranty.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
USUALLY A SHIFT SOLENOID DTC IS REPAIRED BY REPLACING THE TRANS SOLENOID PACK ASSEMBLY..LOCATED ON OUTSIDE OF TRANSMISSION..YOU MUST BE CAREFUL WHEN CHANGING PACK..CLEAN ALL DIRT/DEBRIS FROM OUTSIDE OF PACK..YOU DON'T WANT ANY DIRT TO ENTER TRANSMISSION..SOLENOID IS A SMALL BOX LOCATED ON SIDE OF TRANS FACING FRONT OF VEHICLE..YOU MUST REMOVE TRANS COOLER LINE HOSES FROM FITTINGS ON TRANS..REMOVE INPUT SPEED SENSOR..UNPLUG PACK..8MM SCREW HOLDS IT..3 BOLTS HOLD PACK TO TRANS..YOU MUST CLEAN ALL GASKET RESIDUE THOROUGHLY BEFORE INSTALLING PACK..I'D RECOMMEND GETTING SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE THIS BEFORE IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE DOING THIS..I HOPE THIS HELPS
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
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