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#1734 of 2083 Re: 1997 Plymouth Voyager Transmission only has reverse [piezomot]
Feb 13, 2009 (6:39 pm)
There has never been any such a thing as ATF3 or ATF3+. The tranny fluid that your van was designed to run with is ATF+3, however, ATF+3 has long since been out of production (although there are some companies that sell fluid that is allegedly compatible). When Chrysler developed and released ATF+4, the made sure that the new fluid was completely backward compatible with ATF+3, and as such, that IS THE ONLY transmission fluid you should be using in your 1995.
FWIW, ATF+4 has virtually identical friction properties when compared to ATF+3, however, where ATF+3 was only good for 30,000 miles, the new fluid is typically good for over 100,000 miles.
#1735 of 2083 2005 Grand Caravan
Feb 23, 2009 (7:37 pm)
Looking for some advice. My mother's 2005 Grand Caravan (approx. 55k miles) was recently in for service and the dealership said there was a "gear" problem and would require a new transmission -- about $3400. Given the history of these vehicles and their transmissions, I suggested maybe it's time for a new van. Chrysler is promoting "employee pricing" and other incentives...
#1736 of 2083 Re: 2005 Grand Caravan [jmeasell]
Feb 23, 2009 (8:43 pm)
well there should be no cost for them to put new trans in as the warrenty is 7yrs or 70 k miles so get new tranny and continue to drive it.
The replacement trans are ussally better then the orginal. But i would suggest to put a trans cooler on there if there isn't one helps keep it cooler and last longer.
#1737 of 2083 Re: 2005 Grand Caravan [leadfoot69]
Feb 24, 2009 (12:01 pm)
She's not the original owner, bought the van in '06 with less than 10k miles from the same dealer. Would the warranty have transferred to a second owner? Thanks.
#1738 of 2083 Re: 2005 Grand Caravan [jmeasell]
Feb 24, 2009 (2:19 pm)
yes factory warenty transfers to any owners
#1739 of 2083 2002 dodge grand caravan transmittion problem
Feb 26, 2009 (7:51 am)
Hi I just bought 2002 dodge grand caravan se 3.8 engine auto trans every thing is working fine just transmittion kick few time before it pickup from stop and then it work fine no other issue I took it to transmittion shop they did not find any problem no codes. It have 194000k on it please help me to resolve this problem thanks for ur time
#1740 of 2083 Re: 04 G Caravan growling noise when in drive w/brake applied [dcurley]
Feb 26, 2009 (9:47 am)
I have a 2003 GC - have had the same problem for years. My local mechanic (who I really trust) - told me it has to do with a known flaw in the water pump and something else...I have now forgotten. Anway - he assures me that it is nothing mechnically wrong that will affect the van - and if I had it replaced, it would and could keep making the noise. So - have lived with it for the past 4 years. It gets some looks though in parking lots!
#1741 of 2083 Re: 2002 dodge grand caravan transmittion problem [mahar]
Feb 26, 2009 (1:07 pm)
You can try pulling out a few sensors on side of trans and clean the ends. they may have some goop or alluminuin shavings on them.
Might be a good idea if you haven't done it before or in the 100k a trans oil and filter change.
#1742 of 2083 1998 ply voyager transmission shifting
Mar 02, 2009 (11:48 am)
i think i posted on the wrong page.
Anyway, i have a 1998 ply voyager that sounds funny everytime i drive it around. the transmission jerk a lil when it picking up speed like when it shifting but after that it runs fine until i have to slow down again then you can feel that jerk again,
i am not sure if its a speed sensor or what? this is my first american car and my wife and kids love it and if possible i dont wanna get rid of it but if it cost me money along the way then i got no choice.
another problem is, the button switches for a/c , defroster, wiper on the back below the stereo blinks continously , sometimes turns off. Reason i dont know if my ac is on or off, is my defroster ON or OFF because the lights are blinking?
and the last one, i looked at the bottom part of the tranny, front side there is this
hanging wire with white connector to it and i can not figure out where it supposed to be plugged in????
any help or input is highly appreciated.
Mar 04, 2009 (5:19 pm)
the speed sensor is bad. cost about $35.00 it is in the front by the radiator on the side of the transmission. it has a electrical plug on it.5min. job.