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Tranny slipping real bad

Car starts up fine and everything but when i reverse doesnt even budge i have too rev it too about 5000 rpm for it too even move but in drive its really bad have too rev too about 6000 rpms for it too even move and it does that every second just started doing this out of no where yesterday when i woke up and went too work my trans fluid is low but i put some quarts in tehre now its empty 96 dodge caravan about 130k miles anyone think this can be fixed for cheap or self fixable

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Yes i think it can be done cheap, i have alot of experance in that field. the 3 things that leak on that 604 are driver axle seal, pan gasket, and soliniod pack that sits on top in the front. replace soliniod pack first and pan gasket second. that should hols ya over.

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Hello..if it was just leaking I would suggest looking at the back cover of the tranny as this can leak after time and is simple to replace with some silicone sealant. However if you have to rev the engine with fluid in there than it would seam your hydrolic pump in the tranny is shot and has pressure blown your axle seals. This requires a tranny rebuild. I had to do mine to because of the same thing and I have a 96 caravan.

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    hello..if it was just leaking I would suggest looking at the back cover of the tranny as this can leak after time and is simple to replace with some silicone sealant. However if you have to rev the engine with fluid in there than it would seam your hydrolic pump in the tranny is shot and has pressure blown your axle seals. This requires a tranny rebuild. I had to do mine to because of the same thing and I have a 96 caravan.

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This is common on this model. I hate to say this but, its time for a complete tranny rebuild. you have a seal issue and, this can cause the fragile nature of the gear set up to be disrupted. this is normal ware considering the mileage on this mini van.. if your budget is tight, just by some tranny sealer for the time being or, shop around for a used tranny at your local junk yard.

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