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1992 Chrysler Town and Country overdrive problem

Had a transmission replaced in my T&C last August. Was getting limp home for awhile until they fixed that with a new computer (mostly; still happens rarely). But, cannot get tranny to stay in OD for more than about 6-7 seconds and only one time per start-up. Tired of runaround from tranny guys. Any ideas where I should be looking?

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Start testing speed and position sensors regardless of where they are. Electronic transmissions are sensitive to any of them.

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you need to have the trouble codes read go to autozone they can read them for you and write them down and report back it is most likley a speed sensor on the transmission there is two of them and they are very cheap and easy to change called input /output speed sensors
1 05014469AA Wiring Repair Package, Input Speed Sensor
1 05014471AA Wiring Repair Package, Output Speed Sensor you dont need to use the wiring harness supllied with these sensors as they are for early model vans only please rate -jeff

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SOURCE: 2002 chrysler town and country wont leave limp mode

P1694 means the battery has been disconnected in the last 50 starts. It could also show up perhaps if the battery is dying or providing low voltage. It can also indicate that the computer memory was cleared in the last 50 starts. Its typically just a status indicator and I would not expect it go into limp home mode unless there is a problem with the battery and its not able to supply the necessary power to engine components.

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i had same toublre on 96 plymouth output speed senor my wont shift out of second

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please ensure you translater is working correctly ,spanish or english for me ,dont know about other experts on here though

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SOURCE: I 'm getting codes P0841

I found 4 of the codes. Two of em say you have a pressure sensor error, one says shift solenoid A, and one says gear 1 incorrect ratio. We can ignore the gear ratio one. I bet the issue is either an oil leak, bad shift solenoid, or both.

Posted on Jun 18, 2011

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