Question about 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan
I have a 1996 dodge grand caravan/ 3.8L V6 searching the internet I think I should say first that the alternator has been squealing for some time, probably going bad but no other issues that I kno about. well I was driving and all the sudden I noticed that it is in second gear and not shifting and the check engine light came on. I took it to autozone and the code they gave me was p1984 evap. that's all he said. well I took the neg. battery cable off and cleared the code. started the van and took off. in first, shifted to second then when it tried to shift into third it hit hard then stayed in second and check engine light came back on...side note: when it first started it was low on trans fluid and I added properly, have a leak somewhere but I have been keeping a close eye on it.....so now even when I clear the code it wont even start in second.....any help would be appreciated. my searches online have said anywhere from the output speed sensor bad to the transmission solenoid is bad, to internal damage....well I don't have the money to be guessing and the trans shop wants $75 just to tell me what is could be...don't have that either really and I don't trust them to tell me what it really is.....thank you
You don't have any money your willing to spend,
for any reason, to diagnose any of the vehicles
You don't trust any type of repair shop
So how do you keep yourself in vehicles that
actually get you around?
I would get rid of it,give what i know about the
vehicle & I have no idea why your here ,when
no shop should deal with you .
Posted on Jul 20, 2013
Testimonial: "well mostly I fix the problems with it myself, transmissions I don't know much about! I previously had some transmission problems with another vehicle and took it to 4 transmission shops all charged me hundreds of dollars to no avail and it ended up being a simple fix. I trust one repair shop for things I don't know how to do myself and he doesn't do transmissions either. I guess I should have said I am running out of money to spend on it, because I took it to a shop and I have replace the ecm, the bcm, and the cluster because shops have told me that's what the problem was....so sorry if I don't trust transmission shops around here. and times are hard my work has cut back a lot, so its not that im not willing, its that I really don't have the money to be guessing....if you have a solution it would be greatly appreciated!! don't know why you are getting ugly though!!"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Darrell, The trans went into limp mode. 41te trans do funny things. The limp setting is so you can get home or to the dealer. As for the slipping , check fluid first. If ok scan for codes from trans...
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
SOURCE: shifting gears
the speed sensor is for Overdrive only, it does not shift the gears it sends the signal to the transmission control module that in turn signals the overdrive shift solenoid to engage/shift into OD.
Posted on May 11, 2009
Well, first do the service. Pull the pan down and look for metal shavings. If there is metal shavings your in for a transmission. If not, you may have a problem with one of the transmissions shift solenoids located near the valve body.
P.S. The Duramax has the Allison 1000 transmission not the dodge cummins and they are one of the best trannys on the market.
Posted on Sep 04, 2010
A good place to start would be a fluid and filter change, and be sure you use proper (recommended) fluid. Then I would remove connectors to solenoids, modules etc, on transmission and clean them well with contact/electrical cleaner. Disconnect battery prior just for sake of safety & to make sure no circuits get shorted while doing it.Then give it a try, and see if any improvement. If still acting up, I'd spend a few bucks on at least having diagnosed by a knowledgeable technician at a dealership, or a transmission repair chain. Sometimes it can be a solenoid or speed sensor, or something not too expensive. Once you have proper diagnosis, then make your decision.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
replace the input speed sensor to transmission and the wiring pigtail all are available at your chrysler dealer take your vehicle registration in to the parts counter so they have your vin # to get the right part and it is the front of trans by fluid linres to radiator.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
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