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duane there should b adjustments for ur reverse band in ur trans pan .wen dropped u can access these pivoting levers in the pan pull them with ur fingers to actuate the band, u should b able to move them with about1 inch of play or less anymore and band wont apply. u either have band lining material starting to wear,or ur reverse clutches are starting to wear out. chek ur fluid condition, if its dark w a burnt smell ur trans probably gonna need overhauled, if not then ur adjustment may do the trick. note that the very loose band pivot rod is gonna b reverse..... good luck hope this was helpful
The correct fluid to put in a 1997 van is (ATF-3). Sounds like you need to make adjustment on both the forward and reverse bands of the transmission to correct your problem. The kickdown band (front) forward is located at the top (outside) of the transaxle near the front. To adjust the band,loosen the lock nut approximately 5 turns. With the lock nut loose the adjusting screw should turn freely in case. Tighten the adjustment screw with an inch lb. torque wrench to 72 in-lbs. Then back the screw out 2 1/4 turns, hold the screw in place and tighten the lock nut to 35 ft-lbs. Then after removeing the transmission pan and filter the low-reverse band is located next to the valve body. Loosen the lock nut 5 turns so the adjustment screw is free. Turn the adjustment screw in to 41 in-lbs, then back the screw out 3 1/2 turns. Hold the adjustment screw and tighten the lock nut 10 ft-lbs. Install transmission pan/with gasket and refill transaxle to proper level. Test drive van. Be safe and block the rear wheels before you raise the van and try to work under it. Hope this will help you.
Anytime an automatic transmission is slipping, you're looking at a replacement or overhaul. There are products that say that they'll help, but ultimately, if they do, it's only a temporary, and your transmission will fail just as soon. The slippage is caused from a worn band in the transmission...it's kinda like a set of brakes; they grab onto a planetary gear system, and once that band wears out, your transmission slips. Find a reputable place for a rebuilt unit that will change it reasonably
The revers band sounds like it needs to be adjusted so it's not slipping. You caravan is a 2008 so the transmission should still be under warranty unless you do lots of driving around, if it's past the warranty coverage, bring it to a transmission shop and have the fluid, filter replaced and the revers band adjusted since the transmission pan is going to be dropped. Good luck friend. Keep me posted if you want to try to tighten up the bands your self, nut i think it's better for you to take it in, Less mess and job will be done right with warranty.
normally should take 6-8liters when empty.If it is making those noises keep a tow truck on speed dial.Dodge does not make a very strong transmission.Could be that you just need the bands adjusted but I suspect you either need to rebuild or replace it
It sounds like the reverse band is out of adjustment. Three things can cause this, reverse band, front clutch and the overdrive direct clutch. To test the band, drive the truck in manual low up to 25 mph. Then let off, if the transmission doesn't pull the engine down, the band needs adjusted. If the front clutch is the problem, 3rd gear will be act weird too. The only test I know of for the overdrive direct is to inspect it, so process of elimination will have to work. Hopefully the problem is the band, because you can pull the pan, service the trans, adjust the band, and be done. Any of the other problems and you are looking at a rebuild. Good luck.