Question about 1996 Dodge Caravan
Alright. I've pulled a P0500 from my van. I went out and bought a new input speed sensor (just guessing - it may be the output, I don't know yet.)
It's the 3.0L engine, I'm not sure if it's a 3-speed or 4. I haven't been able to find the sticker on the transmission. I have a Haynes manual, which has been useless for finding where the sensor goes. I've also spent hours on the internet, to no avail. It seems to me that the 4-speed has it clearly positioned on the transmission, on the side nearest you. It also seems to me that both of the sensors, on the 4-speed, are near each other and the input is the one between the two cooler lines.
I think I have the 3-speed, because mine is completely different. I know what I should be looking for, but I searched for hours, mainly on the right side of the transmission, and haven't found anything. If anyone knows with certainty where the damn thing is, a diagram or picture would be very much appreciated. Also when describing, please be very clear about orientation (IE "front, if you're facing the...") I have a feeling it's behind/below the engine, on the passenger side, facing the firewall, and it's going to be a real pain to get to without A) taking lots of stuff out or B) jacking the thing up, not really a viable option for me.. otherwise I may as well take it to a mechanic.
My van was intermittantly downshifting and/or would not upshift. Also
the speedometer was intermittantly unstable, reading between zero and
my present speed. I removed the output sensor, cleaned off what
appeared to be very fine metal "dust", reinstalled it and it now works
fine. I did not even need to replace it. I will now change fluid and
filter.I have a 3.3L, with the 4 speed. I also have the shop service manual, which is very difficult to find specific information in. A computer searchable manual would be much better. On the 4 speed, the input sensor is between the oil cooler lines. The output sensor is to the right of it (as you face the front of the vehicle), passed the manual input shaft. They are easily accessed and viewable under the battery. This is perhaps too late to help, but it might be of help to others.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
I heard it was on the axle-passenger side front
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
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