Question about 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
If you can feel the thump of the engine when you select gear I would say the trans is working, most likely I would say that your emergency brakes are locked, your rear shoes are binding with the drum. 2 causes, a frayed cable may not be allowing you to release the the brakes, or the springs are soft in the rear brake area and not releasing. Jack up the rear put in neutral, emergency lever off, see if wheel can turn by hand, if not, remove wheel hit brake drum with rubber mallet to see if this releases the shoes off the drum. Inspect emergency brake cable first to see that there is little tension holding it. let me know how you go. cheers.
Posted on Oct 14, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem, drove home just like you did, took it to my mechanic and he changed the "speed sensor " problem solved. "
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
the gears in transmission are going out..aka slipping.....check out pavementpounders.com or gotmud.com they cn help you out better on there than on here
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Its the electronic shift control located just under the battery ontop the transmission replace or repair will solve the issue
it'll go into drive but once it reaches 1500 rpm it'll drop into neutral as a safety because at this rpm it is being told to shift gear and when it fails to do so it safely goes into neutral
it will go into reverse just fine and park and you can run all the low drive gears until you reach 1500 rpm then it'll cut it off
i pulled mine out re soldered bad components on the board to fix it but im an electronics engineer it may be easier for you to just replace it
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
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There is a band in the transmission that has to grip a drum in order for reverse to engage. If this band wears out, or the servo that actuates the band has problems you can have the exact issue you are having. If the band is shot the transmission has to come out and apart to repair it. If the servo has problems it can be repaired with the transmission in the vehicle. I will warn you that transmission shops like to sell rebuilds sometimes when the problem can be fixed without a rebuild, so be aware of this when you get it checked. There are other possibility's too, but these are the most common problems when a Dodge ram has trouble going into reverse like it should.
Posted on Dec 21, 2010
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