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My 1995 caravan will make a slight whinning noise and slight vibration when I turn the wheel to the right at speeds of 30mph to 65mph. I thought it was the right front wheel bearing, so I replaced it. But the problem is still there, and now, when I turn sharply, left or right, I heard a pop sound which comes from the side I'am turning toward. I also have noticed that on cold mornings, when driving the car for the first time, it will not shift into second gear at the proper RPM, it takes longer to shift. I only notice it with second gear. After the van is warm it shifts normally.

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Get ready for a overhaul. Ask the transmission companies and they will tell you that us Dodge owners are their best customers. Your torque converter is getting toasted. You have about 10k before it goes. Sorry for the news. Got mine done and now at 213, ooo so it was worth 1700 to get it fixed. got an extra 60 k and going strong.

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