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I replced the tranny fluid and filter and the 99 minivan worked for a little bit.Then it down shifted and back to limp mode I went.The code I still get is 0700 40$?What does the money mean and should I replace the tcm?

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I have the same problem. My van didn't want to go in to 3rd. It turns out that the old battery leaked acid all of my wires that support the TCM. I wonder if that is your problem.

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You need to scan the tcm for codes. Code p0700 is a code in the ecm that tells you that there are codes in the tcm.

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