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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
transaxle reset mode page 148 of the owner manual. when the transaxle sensor detects an abnormal condition that can cause damage, it drops the transmission into second gear to protect the transaxle from damage. pull over to the side of the road, shut off the car and restart it. it may go away for a little while and let you drive normally. mine kept getting worse. I took it to the dealer and they had to replace a part that works with the transaxle (not the transaxle or transmission itself). it cost about $900 and took them 3 attempts as the first two replacement parts were bad out of the box.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
The owner of the car should be able to locate and replace oil pan gasket .prepare the equipment to be used .Drain the oil from the oil pan ,spill it to an empty big can that can carry the oil from the oil pan.Then twist the bolts that connect the oil pan to the engine.After removing the bolts then you have take the old gasket off to the oil pan.After taking off the old gasket then you have to replace it with the new oil pan gasket.then return the oil pan with the new gasket. twist the bolt back until the oil pan that connect the oil pan with the engine.And return the drain plug twist until it will not spill.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
under the glove box,pull out plastic push pin holding plastic duct work and remove duct piece,three screws holding blower motor cover,remove them,then disconnect blower motor wires at connector,remove three screws holding motor up in place.
watch the mice don't fall on you!
Posted on Dec 08, 2009
700 tells you that there has been a "transmission control circuit malfunction", and 740 basically pinpoints the possible culprit, which is "Torque converter clutch control circuit malfunction". If you don't notice any difference in the way the transmission is shifting, especially when you are at cruising speed on highway, or you've basically reached the speed your going to travel at, and are no longer accelerating, your converter normally goes into "lock-up" and your engine RPM's will drop by approx, 200-300 RPM's. When your driving it basically feels like transmission shifted again, slightly. If all feels well, it may just be a one time thing, but being how transmissions are somewhat temperamental, as well as expensive to repair when big problems occur, I would certainly consider getting it in to a dealer for diagnosis at least, and see what they come up with, as it may only be a bad switch, or bad, corroded connection causing the codes. Remember, if it sounds like an expensive,extensive repair, then simply get all the info, and either stop elsewhere for diagnosis of same problem, (without telling them it's already been diagnosed) and see what second opinion has to say. If in doubt after that, get back to us, with diagnosis results, and we'll be glad to help you decide from there. One thing you may want to consider though, is a transmission service, (oil and filter change) if it hasn't been done in a while, just as a preventative maintenance thing. Changing of oil and filter in those transmissions at regular intervals, is a good way of extending the life of them. I recommend the new ,Autopar ATF4 transmission oil, which is more expensive, but guaranteed to last for lifetime under normal driving conditions. Chrysler/Autopar products tend to work better with it, and new filter, although there are many mechanics that will argue that fact, there are just as many mechanics and owners who have seen other oils cause problems, and when they switch to Autopar, those problems disappeared.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks very much!!! I will have it checked out. I have just had a full service on the car and a new filter etc. installed. "
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