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#1493 of 2083 Re: 2007 Dodge Caravan transmission [tom166]
Oct 17, 2007 (6:59 am)
I have not taken it in yet. After seeing on some message boards that a service bulletin was coming soon, I have just been waiting for it because my wife drives this and I am having trouble with my 07 Dodge also. However it was supposed to be out a couple of months ago, and I am beginning to wonder about whether it is really coming or not.
Believe it or not I also have a 2007 Ram with transmission problems, it was jumping out of reverse, I fought with that for a few months, a sevice bulletin finally came for that. Now there is loud gear grinding when I put it in reverse. I just dropped it off this morning for that.
#1494 of 2083 Re: 2007 Dodge Caravan transmission [manipulators]
Oct 17, 2007 (6:43 pm)
I received a call from the dealership today. They say that they are ordering the parts for the transmission today. No later then this Friday they are to have the updates from Chrysler on the computer adjustments.
#1495 of 2083 2007 bad downshift at slow speed
Oct 20, 2007 (6:17 pm)
My 2007 SXT downshifts bad when coming to a stop at slow
speed (1-5mph). Almost a shudder like feeling. Quick stops
are ok. The problem is still there at 7000 miles
Our 1985 and 1997 shifted fine. This one has a glitch
Been to the dealor twice. Going back soon.
Any news on a fix for this problem yet?
#1496 of 2083 Re: 2007 bad downshift at slow speed [simidave]
Oct 21, 2007 (1:46 am)
Well, guess what, no call call from dealership on the fix.
I've got less then 4,000 miles on mine and it seems to be getting worse instead f better. Well keep you posted.
#1497 of 2083 Hard Shifting Transmission Problem Fixed
Oct 28, 2007 (6:00 pm)
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.1L
For maybe 2 years, the transmission would "jerk" while driving anywhere, in town, on the highway, at any speed basically, and in any gear. It was annoying but I did what I do best and ignored, it, figuring I would just wait for the whole transmission to go instead of sending a mechanic in there to waste my money and maybe solve nothing.
Anyway, I had a wild hair about a month or so ago, and decided to change the filter. It had never been done, on a van with 190,000 miles. (No comments, please.) So, changed the filter, cleaned the magnet (it was really bad), put it all back together and VOILA! The thing shifts as smooth as the day I bought it.
I've been told that a flush would have done the same thing, but some mechanics have told me that a flush will just stir things up that don't need stirred up. It wasn't all that difficult doing the filter and magnet, and if you are careful it isn't overly messy. So, needless to say, I am glad I did it. If anyone out there is having transmission problems, try what I did first. It's better than a $150.00 diagnostic charge.
#1498 of 2083 Re: Hard Shifting Transmission Problem Fixed [gabhanjacisa]
Oct 29, 2007 (11:00 am)
Last thursday the tourqe converter was replaced along with computer updates. This has almost taken care of the problem. I still feel a slight surge as I come to a stop and take off. I will give it a week and take it back. The fluid change may work for you but on the new caravans it's more then the fluid.
#1499 of 2083 Re: Hard Shifting Transmission Problem Fixed [tom166]
Nov 02, 2007 (6:12 am)
Just an FYI . . .
We recently sold our 1994 Grand Caravan ES with the 3.3L and 4-speed ECT. We got 162K on the original transmission, but it was starting to act a bit weird at times (hard bump downshifts, etc.) prior to selling the van. In excess of 150K is possible on the original transmission, but we drive very conservatively and changed the ATF every 24K or 2 years. The only real strange symptom was about a year after purchase in the spring of 1995, the transmission went into "limp mode," but after a reset all was fine, and it never did it again - very strange.
#1500 of 2083 Re: 2007 Dodge Caravan transmission [manipulators]
Nov 03, 2007 (9:19 am)
My 2007 trans seems to be fixed, dealer installed computer update for transmission and it is now shifting verry smooth
#1501 of 2083 Re: 2007 Dodge Caravan transmission [brokenspoke]
Nov 03, 2007 (2:53 pm)
Happy to hear that your vehcile has been fixed. Mine, it improved a lot but I still have the problem. Will be taking it back in on the 5th.
#1502 of 2083 Re: 2007 Dodge Caravan transmission [brokenspoke]
Nov 06, 2007 (7:00 pm)
That is good news.
Dealor called and said the software update came in last week. Taking it in tomorrow. 2007 sxt
Hope it works.