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1995 Dodge Caravan... Transmission Slipping.. noticing this seems to be quite normal... changed the trans filter due to frothy transmission fluid, slipping, & grinding sound... I think this is not "the transmission" I'm thinkin it's some quirk... any ideas? Quick fix? To crazy that I'm reading about this allover... way to go caravan!!

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  • emlybrk Feb 20, 2009

    The Fluid was full of bubbles basically... thought air might be getting into the line so we changed the filter & gasket... but was not the culprit... towed van to the house this afternoon it had to spend the night on the side of the road last night...

  • emlybrk Feb 20, 2009

    also... I really do appreciate any ideas... I (at this point) refuse to replace the transmission & after searching the internet I don't think that its the actual tranny causing this issue... thanks again for your time & any ideas!!

  • tap414 Mar 10, 2009

    Transmission not shifting properly,having problem with revere. Does it need a torque converter or does the trans fluid need to be flushed and serviced because they are so old and thick?

  • Ronnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    changed the trans filter due to frothy transmission

    I would Like To Know MORE about this FROTHY FLUID can you Elaberate Some On this?



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Hayas Hun In a way it can be the Tranny Like the Bands inside it thay can be Fixed or u could have a Bad Wire On the Tranmishion Madual On the Side of Tranny or It can also be THe Linkage I would start with the Easy stuff frist

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