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Transmission will not go into gear, free rolls even in park, 1998 caravan

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WHAT IF YOUR CAR STARTS ROLLING IN GEAR


Please be more specific. Most cars with automatic transmissions will roll forward in Drive or backwards in Reverse. If the car is on a slope, it can roll due to gravity, even backwards in a forward gear. If you mean the car is rolling when it's in Park, either the transmission is faulty or it's not fully engaging in Park. A third possibility is that you mean that, after stopping with the brakes, the car begins to roll with your foot still on the brake. That would be a brake problem. If you've had the car for a while and this is a noticeable change, take it to a mechanic and have it checked. Explain your concerns clearly.

May 30, 2014 | 1994 Ford Taurus

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Car will roll while off and in gear


I am assuming this is an automatic transmission? It is possible your shifter cable or linkage got knocked out of adjustment but most likely the "Park "pawl has either come loose or is broken. It is a lever with a hook like shape that engages into a slotted ring at the output of the transmission.

Heavy duty trucks with Allison automatic transmissions do not have Park on the shifter because the "park pawl" couldn't handle the stress from the heavy loads twisting the driveshaft. Always set your park brake, even on level ground on all cars & trucks with automatic transmissions.

I hope it is just a shifter adjustment otherwise the transmission will have to be removed, disassembled, park pawl replaced.

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Parking gear does'nt hold the van from rolling/


check the linkage the pin may have come out

Mar 25, 2013 | 1996 Dodge Caravan

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2005 dodge grand caravan dashboard reads reverse but gear is in park will not start, took positive and negative term off. Took out the fuses for the ingition switch and battery. Pulled on the gear under...


Maybe something wrong with neutral switch? Usually it is on or close to transaxle shift lever, follow the shift cable to shift lever, the switch has multiple wire connector.
It may be possible to start vehicle by jumping the load side of starter relay, key on. There are safety issues trying this, the vehicle will crank in any gear. Make sure tranny is out of gear, parking brake is set, block the wheels, whatever it takes to be safe, safety is your responsibility.
If the problem isn't that neutral switch, then I don't know? Any applicable trouble codes?

Jul 09, 2017 | 2001 Dodge Caravan

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VEHICLE DRIVES ON 1ST GEAR ONLY WHEN PUT ON DRIVE.


van wouldn't drive at all if transmission needed replaced. my opinion, get it to a trans shop, let them be the judge, its free !!!!!!!!! just do it donot exceed 25 MPH. good luck

Feb 02, 2013 | 2003 Dodge Caravan

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When I put van in park - it rolls backwards. all gears work except park... I have to put parking brakes on to stop rolling.


This is an internal issue with a broken "parking pall". If you can live with it, maintain your adjustment on the parking brake, if not, have a trusted transmission shop look at it. They may be able to do the repair inexpensively. This is not in anyway going to affect the shifting or performance of the transmission.

Oct 24, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Caravan

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When I start the car, I can't put the car in shift mode. Unless I am on a slight incline and put my emergency brake on to roll. What is the problem and how much will it cost me to fix?


Can't shift out of park because I've parked on a slight hill and my car has backed up slightly jaming the parking pawl in the automatic transmission after I have shifted into park but before I have set the parking brake. This is a complaint that Ford owners have had for years. Try this proceedure to see if this solves you problem and best of all it's Free. 1st when you park develop the habit of; while still having the foot brake down apply the park brake firmly first and then shift into park and then release the foot brake. Remember it is important to apply park brake with enough force to prevent the vehicle from rolling. What happens is in the rear of an automatic transmission there is a coarse gear that has a lever that engages this larger gear and when you shift into park range this lever goes into one of the spaces in the larger gear and stops the car from rolling. If the car starts to roll it can Jam the lever against the gear and make it difficult to shift out of park. By using the procedure I've outlined it prevents the lever OR Pawl from being jambed into the larger park gear. Try to make this a habit and you shouldn't have anymore problems.

Oct 14, 2010 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

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In park it will roll off but i put it in 4x4 it wont and it wont engage in any gear at all


Parking pawl inside the transmission is sheared off. Drop the pan, and replace the pawl with a dealership piece.


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2002 Land Rover Discovery rolls when it is in PARK.


It is known as the Parking Pawl assembly, and requires removal of the gearbox from the vehicle along with the transfer box. You then remove the extension housing (requiring new bolts) and then replace the park lock gear and o'ring.

Sep 25, 2009 | 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II

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