Question about 2002 Dodge Intrepid
Vehicle won't shift correctly. Start the vehicle, accelerate, shifting works but upon coming to a stop, the vehicle will not up/down shift until the vehicle is turned off and back on. My transmission shifts perfectly for about 15-20 minutes than will downshift as I am coming to a stop, and then will stay in first gear until I cut the car off
Lets all get together and form a class action law suit. This should be a recall. but no body has been killed yet.Our tax dollars get to bail them out so they on keep making defective products.I wounder would they except defective money for there cars.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
1 Inspect Transmission Fluid Capacity Incorrect transmission fluid level
2 Inspect Hose (Vacuum) Misrouted, damaged, loose, or clogged vacuum hose(s)
3 Inspect Transmission Filter (A/T) Clogged or dirty transmission filter.
4 Inspect Transmission Fluid Type Improper type or level of transmission fluid.
5 Inspect Transmission Control Solenoid Damaged or faulty transmission control solenoid or circuit.
7 Inspect Transmission Kickdown Solenoid Faulty transmission kickdown solenoid or solenoid circuit.
8 Inspect Transmission Modulator - (A/T) Worn leaking or faulty transmission modulator valve or vacuum system.
10 Inspect Transmission Shift Linkage (Auto) Broken or improperly adjusted shift linkage.
11 Inspect Transmission Temperature Sensor Damaged, worn, or faulty transmission temperature sensor or transmission temperature sensor circuit.
12 Inspect Transmission Control Module Damaged or faulty transmission control module or circuit.
13 Inspect Transmission Cable Shift (A/T) Worn, or incorrectly adjusted transmission shift cable.
14 Inspect Transmission Cable Detent (A/T) Damaged, worn, or incorrectly adjusted transmission detent cable.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
I had the same problem. Transmission is fine for a little while, then locks itself down to limp mode, until restarted. I'm on my second transmission for this lousey piece of **** from Dodge. Between this and the poorly designed 2.7 liter engine that has in internal water pump that leaks into the oil pan (and destroys the engine), I would never buy from Dodge again. Their financial problems are symptomatic of their quality issues.
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
Our problem turned out to be the torque converter. Our mechanic said he'd never seen one come apart so slowly. The metal it was "making", that came through into what I believe was the oil pan, was a lot like the gold dust you get when you pan for gold. He couldn't spot it until he shined a high power flashlight on it, and could pick up the sparkle. Anyway, got that fixed, and now all is well with our Dodge, which has been the BEST car we've ever owned, for style, comfort, and reliability. I'd buy another one if they still made them. *Sigh*
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
Always have codes check on FWD chryslers with OD transmissions. 95% of the time it is an internal problem. Shutting off the vehicle temporarily clear the code in the trans module so it works until the computer locks it in limp mode again. Often this is a leaking seal on the underdrive piston. Internal repair
There isn't any modulator, kickdown solenoids, or vac hoses on this trans. It is electronic
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
Last year i was on the freeway going about 65 in the fast lane and the transmission completely let go. I got off the freeway *thank God* and made it to a parking lot. reverse would hardly work for a few feet. forward a few yards. I ended up getting the transmission rebuilt for about $1400. It has been fine since then except that it would always bump down a little roughly as i slowed down. Now at 67k it started to slip whenever i would come to a stop, and in stop and go traffic the computer locks the trans in 2nd gear to protect the transmission from further damage. It's in the shop right now, and they say the solenoid pack needs to get replaced, ($375 for the part) and 3 hours at $95 a pop. As mechanics do charge exorbitantly for parts sometimes, i plan to buy the part from the dealer or on ebay if i can, and then to take it to a friend's trusted transmission to pay him for the labor. quick note when getting a quote on mechanics look for reviews of them online through google. That saved me a lot of pain on American Tow and Auto Repairs. Sometimes you just can't be all holdy handy w/ them. Get the facts and see what they can do for you...in a good way.
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
Solenoid problem that's what mine was
Posted on May 04, 2015
All Dodge vehicles in that era had fragile transmissions due to the PLASTIC internal parts becoming brittle and failing, The cars were designed to last for six years from the factory------It's called planned obsolescence. They wanted it to last long enough for you to finish paying for it,then trade it in on a shiny new one.
Posted on May 04, 2015
Torque converter problem
Posted on Feb 18, 2012
I had the same problem. Turned out to be internal solenoid pack. $350 ish to fix. with new solenoid.
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
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The engine and automatic transmission in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM (Power Train Control Module). Whenever a problem like this occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM
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