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Transmission is not shifting gears while driving

1997 dodge caravan 3.0 , 3 spd ,auto. trans.
will not up shift automatically, but will shift manually.

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First check fluid level. is check engine light on? is speedometer working? this can be caused by a malfuncition vehicle speed sensor or a mechanical condition such as a clogged filtre.

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1980 JEEP CJ-7 2.5L 4-cyl Engine Code [B]
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Engine, GM without filter..........2.4 quarts[1]
Wix Filter ........ 51040
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........8.0 quarts
Automatic Transmission, A904, 30RH Initial Fill..........4.0 quarts[2]
Automatic Transmission, A999, 32RH Initial Fill..........4.0 quarts[2]
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
3 speed A999, 32RH..........8.4 quarts
3 speed A904, 30RH..........7.0 quarts
Manual Transmission, 4-SPD, SR-4..........3.0 pints
Manual Transmission, 4-SPD, T176..........3.6 pints
Differential, Front..........2.5 pints[3]
Differential, Rear..........4.9 pints
Transfer Case,..........4.0 pints

1. Add extra oil when replacing filter. After refill check oil level.
2. With engine automatic transmission operating temperature, shift through all gears.
Check fluid level in NEUTRAL and add fluid as needed.
3. 1984-1992 Models with command-Track, add 5 oz of 75W-90 GL-5 to shift motor housing opening.

TORQUES
Oil Drain Plug.....25 ft-lbs
Manual Transmission T176
Fill Plug.....15 ft-lbs
Drain Plug.....15 ft-lbs
Manual Transmission SR4
Fill Plug.....20 ft-lbs

1980 JEEP CJ-7 4.2L 6-cyl Engine Code [C]
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Engine, without filter..........5.0 quarts[1]
Wix Filter..... 51522
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Automatic Transmission, A999, 32RH Initial Fill..........4.0 quarts[2]
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3 speed A999, 32RH..........8.4 quarts
3 speed A904, 30RH..........7.0 quarts
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Manual Transmission, 4-SPD, T176..........3.6 pints
Differential, Front..........2.5 pints[3]
Differential, Rear..........4.9 pints
Transfer Case,..........4.0 pints

1. Add extra oil when replacing filter. After refill check oil level.
2. With engine automatic transmission operating temperature, shift through all gears.
Check fluid level in NEUTRAL and add fluid as needed.
3. 1984-1992 Models with command-Track, add 5 oz of 75W-90 GL-5 to shift motor housing opening.

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Oil Drain Plug.....30 ft-lbs
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1. Add extra oil when replacing filter. After refill check oil level.
2. With engine automatic transmission operating temperature, shift through all gears.
Check fluid level in NEUTRAL and add fluid as needed.
3. 1984-1992 Models with command-Track, add 5 oz of 75W-90 GL-5 to shift motor housing opening.

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The module is most likely an electronic speed sensor. I doubt that it is to blame for the shifting failure.

Low and reverse gear sometimes share an adjusting band that would explain why they both still work. As for why the other foward gears aren't engaging here are my suggestions.

Make sure the fluid level is good.
Make sure the vacuum line is connected to the shift modulator if applicable.
Make sure tha the shift cable is correctly actuating the shift selector.
Drain the fluid, replace the filter and clean out the pan, install a new pan gasket reinstall the pan and fill with fresh fluid.

Beyond these procedures I suggest that you have it checked out by a technician.

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