Question about 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan
L have a 98 Chrysler Voyager with 3.3 litre engine and 4 speed auto, and the auto is 'playing' up.
Reverse engages, but when you use throttle in reverse it just seems to be slipping and will only take the vehicle back on level ground. All forward gears seem ok most of the time, being able to be on the highway doing hwy speeds, up to 110 kph, but around town/suburbia, going around a round about, in Australia, going clockwise on the round about, sometimes the trannie wont get out of second gear. Coming to a stop and shutting down and re starting can re set the trannie/computer? and then allows all gears to hook up. There is no clunking noises and all changes are smooth.
l took it to a dealer to get the codes read and there seems to be some problems.
They, the Dealer, said, if l remember correctly, said that it had gone into , limp mode, and after the codes were read they wiped them, parked the car, l paid the fee to have the codes read, jumped in ready to go, and could only get reverse, even when it indicated neutral on the indicator. No forward gears were then available, at all.
They were unable to reset the computer back into the 'limp' mode so l could drive out of there, (just like l had driven in there that morning,) so, unable to get a forward gear, thats where it sat.
Before the codes were reset,forward gears seemed ok, and reverse gear seemed to be slipping. Codes reset and reverse is now ok, but no forward gears?
Is this a computer, or sensor type problem, or will the trannie need to be renoved and dismantled to get an inspection done? The vehicle is regularly serviced and all fluid levels are always regularly checked.
l eagerly await your respose,
FYI, My 99' just had a rebuild put in it $2000. Lent it to family, and even before they left I was worried that mileage etc, was just about time for it to go. I had no warning signs, just something in the back of my mind said "anytime now". They made it to their destination 3 or 4 hours away, no problem all the way,then next morning running into town for groceries, spit, sputter clank, bang, done ! Piece came right out through the top of the transmission casing , big hole & a gear laying on top of the casing. Needless to say, they felt bad, but I just had a premonition it was time. That's why when those things act up, don't play around, get it diagnosed a.s.a.p. Trying to get through the week, can cost you big time. Here's to hoping yours is an easy, inexpensive fix.
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