Question about 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan

4 Answers

1999 Dodge Grand Caravan transmission problem

Does anyone have a clue why my van's transmission won't shift? It jerks like it wants to shift but never does and the tach just climbs and climbs...no shifting. What a pain. Could it be a vacuum line or something like that?
Could it be no fluid in it? Electrical problem perhaps?
It's a 3.3-liter V6..

I just need somebody to help!!

Posted by on

  • kenhoneycutt Dec 11, 2008

    same thing on my 99 grand caravan. 3.3 I noticed it leaked some fluid a few days later it went into limp mode and then just will not shift.

  • 4450 Feb 21, 2009

    I have a dodge Caravan 2002 my van does not shift gears

×

4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

Kenhoneycutt, Not undermining keemo68's suggestion as ill given, I wouldn't necessarily use that Lucas additive in your transmission. Is your "check engine" light on? If so, it would be prudent finding out what codes are stored before advancing. It is a good suggestion of having your transmission's fluid changed by dropping down the trans pan and taking a look at what resides in the bottom of the pan. It shouldn't be anything more than a slightly grayish to black "film" deposit laying on the bottom. There shouldn't be any major amounts of brass or aluminum. I would wash that film out, making sure it is dry, replace the filter, then reinstall the pan. Then disconnect the trans cooler lines and flush the cooler out using some compressed air and brake kleen making sure it has all been removed, then reinstalling the lines. At this point, I would install the recommened amount of transmission fluid using ATF+4 trans fluid. Not ATF3 or anything else, not even the Chrylsers brand of ATF fluid. All the other ATF's were insufficiant due to foaming of the fluids. The replacement of your transfluid should clean most of the varnish deposits from your trans because of it's high detergent properties. If you do have the "check engine" light on, most probably you'll have a P0700 code with one or more additional codes stored. Without knowing what these are, the most probable problem would reside in your "shift solenoid pack." The shift solenoids are what put the trans thru the different gears. If the computer sees a fault with this pack, it will only allow it to remain in 2nd gear "limp home" mode Disconnecting the connector at this pack and examining it for corrosion or dirt, poor connection...etc. would be next. After that, I would replace this "solenoid pack" and see what happens. Chrysler had beaucoup problems with these.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Dodge grandcaravan was driving fine. stopped at astop sign and then wouldn't move. Transmission fluid level is fine. No sound of it shifting into gear. No limp mode

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Dodge grandcaravan 2003, 3.3L .when drive in "D" POSITION it run ok but when you slow down speed close to 45 it give some jirk.than after that i drive in "M" POSION it work fine no proble any speed please tell me what is the priblem

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,263 Answers

If your transmission is failing to shift generally it's due to low fluid level. However if the fluid is right then i suspect it's a faulty solenoid in the transmission. newer transmissions are operated by pressure and when a certain pressure is reached by a solenoid opening or closing the transmission will shift. before you take it to the shop try and use Lucas additive which costs about 10 dollars and helps to get rid of the gum up in trans. this usually works most of the time and can save you money. if it doesn't work then the internal problem is too severe to be done outside a shop.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sometimes the automatic transmission shift after few seconds when stopping , what is the best way and cheapest to fix this problem


On a Caravan Transaxle the ONLY solution is
to get rid of the van

Those transaxles along with a couple ford vans,aren't
something that should have ever been sold to the public

Feb 07, 2013 | 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

Transmission problem on my 2001 dodge caravan


Not good if it makes a grinding noise. Needs a tech or replacement as something most likely has come loose inside the transmission.

Sep 01, 2012 | 2001 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

My 1999 dodge grand caravan speedometer not working


the speedometer cable could be broke, you can check this, you will have to get under the van, look at the transmission, there will be a cable that screws on. unscrew the cap that holds the cable to the transmission when you pull it off you can try to turn the inter part of the cable it should turn freely, then pull on it, if it comes out its broke. you can buy one at any auto parts store.

Aug 10, 2012 | 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

Automatic transmission locked up in 1999 dodge grand caravan


You can try having the computer checked for trouble codes, but chances are the problem will be inside the transaxle.

Jul 20, 2012 | 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

My 1999 grand caravan wont shift out of first gear


Check to see if the shift cable is working properly.Might be broke? Or if it'sok then the van could be in what is called the "limp home mode" which means that the computer has sensed a problem and has switched to a safe mode which keeps the van going just enough to get you off the freeway or home where you can safely determine the problem. Also check that the transmission fluid is where it should be on the dipstick.

May 28, 2012 | 1999 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

1999 grand car. not shifting out of gear ,service engine light 0n


Try cleaning the throttle body. Does it do it more when it is warm outside?

Jul 03, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

1998 Dodge Grand Caravan will not shif into 2nd


Most likely the second gear section of the transmission has gone bad. There are 3 or 4 different gear sections or assemblies in an automatic transmission, when they go bad, they go bad.

Mar 06, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

2 Answers

My 1996 grand caravan will go in gear but wont shift to higher gears


I am looking for a diagram that shows were the speed sensor is located on the transmission.Of a 96 Grand Caravan.

Jun 03, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan

2 Answers

1999 Grand Caravan transmission problem


thank you I appreciate your your confidence in my advice. good luck and hope your problem will be solved.

Aug 28, 2008 | 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan Logo

1,126 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70346 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6869 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...