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The durango sat for 4 days. When I started it up it tacked up to about 3000 before drive engagued. It then drove fine until the next light or stop sign an repeated the problem. After 3 days of this I changed the filters an fluid and I now have no foward or reverse. Is there anything I can do to fix before spending thousands in a repair shop.

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  • dkfred4314 Jun 21, 2009

    Is there a way of checking the fluid level in the torqure converter

  • dkfred4314 Jun 21, 2009

    If electrical why so sudden. I drove it to the auto parts store to get the supplies to change tran fluid, then home an up on ramps. Then nothing

  • dkfred4314 Jun 21, 2009

    Thanks for your help



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Since you have changed the oil & filter of the trans... the Problem may be electrical in nature or in the torque converter, and fluid should be checked there too.

Not having any gears smells of an electrical problem such as a gear position switch.

Normally - transmissions will not just stop working - there will be warning signs.

Take it to a dealer (or good mechanic) and have them read the transmission codes. This will save you alot of $$ by diagnosing an electrical or sensor problem instead of throwing money at the transmission blindly.

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Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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    blueextc3221 Jun 21, 2009

    if there is a faulty sensor or bad wiring that disconnected after driving up ramps - that is why "so sudden"
    if it were a true transmission problem - you wouldnt lose all drive gears at once.

    Did you top off fluid after running to temp?
    the filter and lines will take up a good deal of the new fluid you just put in.
    It may be as simple as being low on fluid.

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    blueextc3221 Jun 21, 2009

    to check the torque converter - the top plug must be removed and oil filled until it starts coming out the hole. It is a fluid clutch and does not engage until the fluid centrifugally spins to a certain pressure.



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