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2005 caravan not going up out of second gear

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I went to purchase a 2005 dodge caravan today, the transmission stayed in second and revved really high. whats the problem? its putting me off buying it.

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This is a failsafe mode when the computer see's something it could be minor or major. ive seen solenoid packs input sensor(no speedo from this) or to much clutch clearance(that last one is major0 GOOD LUCK

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