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2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited will not go into reverse or 1st gear after Transmission pan gasket replace and filter replace. It was fine before I replaced these two things. What could

I took the pan off and re-seated the filter. Replaced trans fluid and let it run idle for a while before trying to drive it again. It took a few seconds to go into reverse and a few more to go into 1st..but would not stay in first. Almost seemed like it went into neutral and pretty much stayed there. Had to put it into Low to get it back to the driveway from about 50 feet away.

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    Ron Peasha Dec 02, 2014

    The fluid was red and I put ATF+4 in. I did not cycle through the gears before trying to move it. I just put it in reverse and tried to go. The dipstick showed it was full, but not over full. I will double check that.

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I would try removing the solenoid pack itself, buy the update kit from mopar (gaskets and screens) for @40 bucks. Clean the area first with some good spray degreaser and a hose to make sure no dirt gets in the tranny. If the pack is indeed "Bad" or needs updated, replace it yourself, rent (or have it towed to a good tranny shop and have them reprogram the TCU..I would try just servicing the pack first......Also give the Input and output speed sensors a good look see and clean the connections. Use a good Dilectric compund on the plug and sensor contacts - Napa makes a good item here. Just my thoughts........Give it a try.

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The likelyhood that the solenoid pack went bad is slim. This sounds more like a low fluid or an over fill scenario. There are technical service bulletins regarding a delay of 3 seconds or more for engagement that calls for a module reprogram. But depending on what amount of fluid you put back in, you may either have to much or to little in the transmission. Did you cycle through the gears before you tried to move it? Did you use ATF+4? What color was the fluid you drained out (red, brown, black)?

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    Ron Peasha Dec 03, 2014

    This was very helpful Jeremy. The trans fluid I drained out was red and the new was ATF+4. I was about a quart low. I ran it for a few minutes to warm it up as it is in the single digit temps and then cycled through the gears from P to L and back. That seemed to do the trick. Thank you.

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Sounds like the shift solenoid may be bad. I recommend taking it to a transmission specialist and have them check it to be sure

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SOURCE: 94 Chrysler Concorde Tranny Problems

Have your transmission oil filter changed;
it is located under the transmission pan
The oil is what makes the transmission shift
When you shut off the engine it stops the transmission pump then when you start up again the transmission shifts until the filter clogs again

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SOURCE: What type of transmission fluid for town & country ?

Transmission fluid type ATF+4.

The filter is located on the bottom of the transmission, inside the oil pan.

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