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Auto transmission will not engage when cold.

When I first start my 2000 dodge caravan it's 4 speed auto transmission will not engage and move the vehicle for 20 - 30 seconds. The engine just revs up and the van does not move. After the 20 - 30 seconds every thing appears to work properly until the next morning. When I check the transmission fluid level, every thing looks to be ok. The van has 49,000 miles on it.

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  • DanyielAI May 11, 2010

    Possibly stuck valve in the transmission get a product like transX or Seafoam or lucas transmission conditioner and follow the instructions on the bottle this may help. Check to see if the fluid in the transmission is burned looking and smells burned if so I would change the fluid and filter in the transmission. With only 49kmiles on it I doubt it's any thing major. It shouldn't be anyway. well good luck. I hoped this helped.


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