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Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#2027 of 4276 Transmission Pump Again
Oct 21, 2003 (3:17 pm)
Our 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan went through it's second transmission pump in 2 1/2 years and 57,000 miles. The first one went while it was under warranty but the second one wasn't. The pump was warranted for one year and it had been several months past that. The replacement estimate was between $1500 and $2000, depending on what they found when they tore into it. We talked to the service manager of the dealership and complained that when we bought the van, we were told the transmission nightmares were no more. He said he would talk with Dodge and get back to us. They decided that if we paid $100 they would cover the rest and we have a new transmission since they found some abnormal wear when tearing into it.
We are very pleased with the outcome but wonder if this will be a continuing problem in the future with the transmission. We'll have to wait and see for a couple more years since the trade-in value is less than half of what we paid for it.
Oct 21, 2003 (6:48 pm)
What were the symptoms? How did the van behave? Ours (2002) shudders if you let off the gas and while slowing down to stop. They said this is *normal* for a Caravan. I'd like to hear how you found your van to act.
#2029 of 4276 shudders while stopping
Oct 21, 2003 (8:23 pm)
It is normal to hear the typical CR tranny noise as you come to a stop. They all do it, but you should not feel this at all. If you can feel something as you come to a stop it is more than likely the transmissions speed sensor. As it kets worse the car will not want to come out of gear as you come to a stop.
#2030 of 4276 Re: Transmission pump
Oct 22, 2003 (4:57 am)
It is a constant whining sound when the transmission is in gear. Only when in neutral does
it stop. It is not obvious at normal speed but when going slow, you can really hear it. If the
pump does fail, then the transmission is a goner.
#2031 of 4276 HELP!! Why is my T&C stalling...only on highway trips. PLEASE READ
Oct 27, 2003 (9:10 pm)
I hope I can explain this so you can understand what really is going on. But twice now, we have been driving down the highway and the T&C just quit. I had the cruise on, everything going just great when all the sudden all power to the engine just quit. I first thought the cruise just went off, but no. Engine was still running but I was not getting any RPM's or engine revving when I pressed on the gas - as though it was starving for gas. After about 45 minutes of turning the engine off and on to try to get it moving - it started to work as if nothing ever happened. We got 20 - 30 miles down the road and it did it again. Totally stalled, engine will start but rattling and vibrating, popping sounds as if something was vapor locked, I thought the darn thing was back firing. Got it to an Auto Zone, they put the device to it and it only showed it had "miss fired". The darn thing started working perfectly normal again, but 60 miles down the road -- guess what! This time it took us about 4 hours to go 60 miles. Has anyone ever heard of this or experienced it themselves? I have ideas but want to hear your thoughts before I take it in to get checked out. One person says to change all the fuel filters and fuel pump. Another says it's more likely a bad sensor that's getting hot, then after cooling down things start to work somewhat properly. It did this only once several months back (another long road trip - it started working great after about 45 minutes), and hadn't done it since till this road trip. All the time in between it's been driven around town. Would love some experienced feedback to take to the shop with me. Thanks!!
PS. It has a new transmission in it replaced last year.
Year is a 1996 and has 98500 miles on it.
Thanks again - SSG
Oct 28, 2003 (5:19 pm)
Has anyone experienced a problem with the van not moving when you are in reverse? I put the van into reverse , the motor raced up but it would not move! Another thing, all the letters ( PRD3L)
had a circle around it like it does when you put it into gear. Only the reverse should have had the circle. This has happened to me twice.
I just play with changing back to park and the reverse and the other gears and it finally works.
This is a 2002 Caravan SE. If anyone knows what this is, please help ! Thanks
Oct 28, 2003 (8:36 pm)
Shawn (ssq1), you may need a dealer's help because the possibilities include some obscure engine functions. Check out www.allpar.com/fix/stall.html and you will see what I mean. My unexpert thought would be an intermittent coil failure related to heat. Roy
#2036 of 4276 RE: 96 dodge carvan - power loss
Oct 29, 2003 (11:32 am)
WOW, Lulu....... I was just reading through the notes to see if anyone had an answer for my van and noticed your note. The exact same problem is now occurring with our '96 Town and Country. Did you ever get the problem resolved?? PLEASE let me know. Thanks Dusty and Roy for your feedback.