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2001 grand caravan high rpm at 70 mph

At highway speeds the engine runs between 5000 and 7000 rpm. at low speeds it runs fine.

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    overdrive solenoid-- about 1500 bucks

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It sounds like the last gear in your transmission may not be engaging. Caravans are actually famous for tranny problems. Furthermore, be sure to check your transmission fluid while your vehicle is idling. That ensures accuracy. But you may have to get someone to physically look at it to ensure your problem gets solved. Kind of risky diagnosing something so big through typing.

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