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My 97 chrysler town n country has hard downshifts n gets stuck in second gear after its driven for a while once i turn it off it works fine for a few minutes then problem begins again. for the first 45 minutes of driving it upshifts fine with intermittent hard downshifts

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It is going into "limp" also called "limp-in" mode. It is a default mode the computer places the transmission goes into when it detects certain errors. In this mode you should also have a Service Engine Soon (or Check Engine) light illuminated on the instrument panel. This light tells you that the computer has logged an error code(s). Autozone will attach a code reader and pull the codes for you at no charge. Have this done and post the codes back here for further assistance.

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My suggestion?

Get a new car

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