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Engine stalls when put in either drive or reverse on '96 caravan. I was told it was most likely the transmission solenoid. Any other causes?

Engine stalls when put in either drive or reverse on '96 caravan. I was told it was most likely the transmission solenoid. Any other causes?

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  • cobberv May 19, 2009

    No!

  • Ray Keckeisen May 11, 2010

    is the check engine light on?

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Try the map sensor. it is cheap and takes about 20 minutes to change. Good place to start.

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I have the same problem on 97 chrysler town and country, every time i put it in drive or reverse it stalls, no codes not MIL (check engine) cleaned the maf and the throttle body

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http://www.obd-codes.com/p0700
http://www.obd-codes.com/p0736
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Hi.this is caused by lag that is actually occurring within the TCM(transmission control module) and solenoid connection.

The TCM and solenoids work together with the actual shifter inside the van on the steering assembly. when you shift to drive or reverse, the signal is relayed to the TCM and the TCM relays the signal ot the shift solenoid that is located inside the transmission pan. this solenoid , then, initiates the shift action. If there is a malfunction in the TCM or shift solenoid, it will slip or lag while shifting. this is what you are experiencing at this time.

I recommend testing the TCM and shift solenoids for there operational values. I would also check the transmission fluid level as well. Low fluid level can cause gear slippage or lag as well.

PLease rate and god bless:)

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