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Caravan Wont Shift Until 4 to 5 rpm

Ive been told its the transmission shift solenoid but i dont really know. If you think you know, hit me up. Thanks :P

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  • razorbak15
    razorbak15 Jun 23, 2008

    it has fuel injection...lol

  • rlsm247 Jul 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. Every now and then it will shift great for a few days, and then back to nothing. I have replaced speed sensor, shift solenoid, computer, and wiring harness. No solution as of yet.

  • jose hernandez Jul 11, 2008

    my trany doesn't shift at all, but my is three speed

  • fabiannebel Jul 22, 2008

    Sometimes it shiftes perfect, sometimes I can her some hard sound and sometimes I feel the car don't shift at all.

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Clogged trans filter -- trans pump going bad -- could be a couple of things
If you can shift gears with your foot on the brake and hear the shift actually happen, it isn't likely the solenoid. Could also be a planetary going bad (fwd Chrysler products infamous for it, but no way to check except for pulling apart the transaxle half way.
If I had to come up with a cheap attempt you could make, replace the other speed sensor (should be two, one for vehicle speed, one for trans speed) and **** out a quart of your old fluid to put in a quart of lucas.

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