I have a 2002 Dodge Intrepid that won't switch gears when in drive. It will only stay in first. You can hear the car gears change when it comes out of park and into reverse but I can't hear it when it goes into D,3 or L. It stays in first and you can just hear the engine revving. I was told that I might need a new filter and new transmission fluid? Any input to what could be going on with my car?
An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points
An expert that got 20 achievements.
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
Re: Transaxle reset modem in 2002 Dodge Intrepid
I'd take it to the dealer or reputable transmission shop if you have one in your area & have scan tool put on it, and find out exactly what is causing it. May be as simple as a corroded connection, if you want to disconnect your battery first then pull connectors on transmission & spray clean them with contact, or electrical cleaner just to try it yourself, otherwise let the pro's work on it, as transmissions are way too expensive to repair or replace just because you thought the guy knew what he was talking about, and the longer you let it go, the bigger chance of expensive damage can occur. Sorry, but usually pays off in the long run. You can always get a second opinion if you don't like the price of an estimate of repairs.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
(DTC) CODE # P0700....Transmission Control System (MIL Request) Translation: Transmission Control Module (TCM) Malfunction or Failure. P0700 Information Code The Transaxle Control Module (TCM) monitors the malfunction of sensors and actuators relating to transaxle control. If any malfunction is detected, the TCM informs the PCM by sending a signal (P0700 code). P0700 means that a code has been set in the TCM. This code is for information ONLY. If this code is present, check for transaxle codes. So basically, the P0700 code is telling you to check the TCM for a transaxle DTC. The TCM can not turn on the check engine light so it has the PCM do it.
I hope this helps....let me know if I can assist further !!
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.
Your transmission is in limp mode, sounds like a electronic or internal problom
you can try disconecting the batter then re conect it if it stays in low you will need to see a transmission expert,
The Ignition switch is in the steerng wheel cover, it controls everything to start her up. Mines gave me the same problem for awhile and a whirl.There are sensors for transaxle, if the switch doesn't fix the shift completely change the fluid and filter and sens..