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#1345 of 2083 2002 Dodge GC tranny problems - limp mode
Jun 01, 2007 (4:47 pm)
I have a 1999 T & C with 155+k. I have maintained the tranny but not as often as I should. Never had any problems except to "retrain" it recently.
I just bought a 02 Dodge Grand Caravan with 83k and autostick. The engine light came on yesterday and limp mode engaged. I just took it to my mechanic today and he said the scan showed up a faulty TCM. I asked him to futher investigate as per past postings, ie. clean ground wires, loose harness. Is their anything else that he should check before investing big bucks on a tcm? Before this problem the tranny was shifting flawlessly. Also if it is the tcm, could I buy one from salvage and save $400? The man at salvage said these rarely go out so you should be okay with a used part. What do you think? Does the tcm or any other part need to me retrained or refreshed if we put a new or a used tcm in the van? If so, what kind of cost for this process? What else would cause the scan to show a faulty tcm? Thanks for your help. I love my vans and wouldn't trade them for a Honda or Toyota ever!
#1346 of 2083 1997 Grand Caravan still going
Jun 08, 2007 (7:30 am)
So far so good with my transmission...I have 126K miles on it. I had to have the gaskets replaced in my transmission due to leaking, which was making my transmission "slip" into neutral...the gaskets were replaced, I had the transmission fluid flushed and filled, and so far no further problem.
#1347 of 2083 TRANSMISSION SHUDDER???
Apr 28, 2007 (6:59 pm)
I just got a 2007 Grand Caravan SXT last week. Almost right away i noticed a wierd "shudder" right before the van comes to a complete stop. I'm talking about maybe a second before the stop. It feels like a "shake" or "shudder" almost like when anti-lock brakes kick in. The whole van does'nt shake, I just feel it and so does the passenger. But i think its more transmission related. Does anyone else have this ?
#1348 of 2083 Re: TRANSMISSION SHUDDER??? [dssse]
May 01, 2007 (12:32 pm)
Same thing happening with mine. I bought a 07 SXT in January. The more research I do the more I find it is a common problem. Check out some of the posts under "Chrysler Minivan Transmission Problems".
#1349 of 2083 Re: TRANSMISSION SHUDDER??? [dssse]
May 05, 2007 (6:47 pm)
I really do not think your feeling a "TRANSMISSION SHUDDER" it sounds more like you might be feeling the transmission doing what its suppose to do when it comes to a near stop or stop and that is down shifting to first gear. I bet it does not do it every time does it. Hey give the transmission along with everything else at least 8,000 miles to get broken in if it already does not have that many on it now. Its not hurting a thing other then you might be looking or thinking something is going wrong with the transmission. Has it done it sense you first got it? Does it do it every time you stop? My 2005 will do it every now and then and I just don't pay any attention to it because the transmission does everything else just fine including pulling my 3600# boat on average of 200 miles a week and has done so for the past 2 summers and will this summer in Michigan. Yes mine has the trailer package but our vans have the same transmissions in them. Just let it do its thing and try to stop worrying about it other wise take it to the dealership but I think they might tell you the same thing as I did. I am a retired from General Motors and did alot of transmission testing and some just work a bit different then others. Cheers
#1350 of 2083 Re: TRANSMISSION SHUDDER??? [dssse]
May 06, 2007 (7:19 pm)
Hi, I have exactly the same problem on my 2007 Caravan SE(3.6L) starting just a week from purchase. There is no ABS equipped with mine and I only put less than 600 km on it. I feel more like a rough down-shifting of the gearbox. Have you got any answers from your dealer or mechanics? From the playtime's reply, it seems normal with his/her 2005 Caravan. I hope it is not a serious problem.
#1351 of 2083 Re: TRANSMISSION SHUDDER??? [whv]
May 16, 2007 (6:01 pm)
I took my van in again. The regional tech said that it is a common problem with the 07's. They have pin pointed it to a software problem and the torque converter. Because updating the software would effect emmisions the fix has to go through the department in the government that deals with emissions before Chrysler can release the fix.
#1352 of 2083 Re: TRANSMISSION SHUDDER??? [amcelmurry]
May 18, 2007 (5:47 pm)
Did they give you any idea as to how long that whole process should take to get a software fix? In the mean time do I have to bring the van in a few times to "establish" a case to record the problem?
#1353 of 2083 Re: TRANSMISSION SHUDDER??? [whv]
May 18, 2007 (8:57 pm)
I also have 07 town and country with transmission shudder when stopping, van is one week old and dealer will be removing the trans to diagnose the problem, they have not said anything about software or torque converter and claim this is not something they see often (i dont believe them after reading several of these posts). I guess I should have bought the KIA.
#1354 of 2083 Re: TRANSMISSION SHUDDER??? [playtime]
May 25, 2007 (3:14 am)
I had the same problem but mine is an 06 Grand Caravan SE 3.3. The transmission shudder I had is when the gas light came on. This time when the gas light came on the EGR Vale is reporting a high voltage fault. I'm taking it to the dealer this morning. Tech last time told me it sounds like power spikes. Tell you'll later what they find.