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#1810 of 2067 Re: 99 T&C kills the engine when shifted into gear. [thudpucker]
Sep 04, 2009 (12:14 am)
I have this same problem with my Dodge Grand Caravan 2000. 3.8L AWD.
When it's cold outside below 15deg Celcius and car is not used for more than 8 hours, I must long wait for warming up the engine or put gear on quickly as I can just after engine start. Sometimes thats enough for all day or after couple meters I stop - engine stall again, I suppose that it could be something wrong with Valves on the Valve body, or Toque Converter is dying. I've changed already Solenoid Pack and I'm keeping changing oil at right time (ATF +3, 7176)
How do you repaired your car?
Please advise, Thanks in advance.
#1811 of 2067 Re: 99 T&C kills the engine when shifted into gear. [kitt78]
Sep 04, 2009 (10:33 am)
This sounds like it might be a vacuum issue. Have you checked the vacuum hoses to ensure there are no breaks?
#1812 of 2067 I hate this van.!!!!!
Sep 04, 2009 (11:32 am)
This is it #1 cylinder misfire... new plugs wires and coil pack...still not fixed then new valves in head so new head and intake gaskets back together...still misfire back apart took out the piston bearings are fine rings look fine but putting new in ...so we will see what happens this time . anyone have a clue....?
#1813 of 2067 Transmision Parking Pawl
Oct 03, 2009 (8:34 pm)
I have a 2000 Dodge Caravan with the 3.8 engine and 4spd od trans. There is a clicking noise seams to only do it when van is in park. Could this be a problem with the parking pawl? All the forums I have read about the Parking Pawl talk about the van rolling in park when parked on a hill or not being able to shift in to Rev or Natural I have neither of these problems just a clicking noise seams to be coming from the left side
#1814 of 2067 transmission/electrical problems
Oct 05, 2009 (1:37 pm)
Whenever I put the shifter into any forward gears, the instrument panel and everything that is electrical goes black and the engine idles very rough. When in P, N or R it acts perfectly fine. What is wrong with my transmission, a sensor or a short in the wiring?
#1815 of 2067 Re: Transmision Parking Pawl [ferrill1]
Oct 12, 2009 (9:16 am)
Does the "clicking" noise happen constantly when in Park, or does it only seem to happen when shifting into or out of Park?
If it is constant, you might have a cracked flex plate (a stamped piece of metal that connects the output shaft of the transmission to the torque converter), however, if it only happens immediately after changing gears, the noise is the solenoid and is completely normal.
#1816 of 2067 Re: transmission/electrical problems [goodbars]
Oct 12, 2009 (9:42 am)
The good news is that your transmission is most likely operating properly.
The (relatively inexpensive to fix) bad news is that there are most likely a number of solder connections in your instrument cluster that need resoldering.
#1817 of 2067 2005 transmission noise
Oct 12, 2009 (12:56 pm)
I have an 05 T & C, when I drive on the freeway the trans starts making noise, if i drive on surface streets there isn't any noise. The fuild is clean, red and does not appear to be burnt. Any ideas?
#1818 of 2067 1998 Dodge grand caravan transmission slipping
Oct 15, 2009 (3:10 pm)
I have a 1998 dodge grand caravan at 170k miles, i bought it last year at 158k.
About two months ago it started the trans started to slip in the morning (if i drive it around the block for 10 minutes) then it functions properly. through internet search i was able to detect that it may be it was low on transmission fluid. Adding the fluid ( about 3 quarts) the problem disappeared for about a month. Last week the problem started again and it seems it gets worse as the days gets colder.
The check engine light has come on, i got the following codes from the ODB-II equipment;
a) P0732 -- Gear 2 incorrect ratio
b) p1782 -- Pressure switch
c)P0700 -- Transmission Control System (MIL request)
I need help to know what implication these codes have on my tranny, is it worth it to repair or should i just cut my losses?
Note; Last time i didn`t flush the transmission fluid (just added some more), should i do this now?
#1819 of 2067 Re: 1998 Dodge grand caravan transmission slipping [isinika]
Oct 15, 2009 (5:37 pm)
Is it low on fluid again? If not, there may be bad seals internally on the transmission, which is causing the pressure to seep out and preventing normal operation. this would require a rebuild. If the fluid is burnt (brown in color), it needs to be replaced and is not likely providing the protection or the hydraulic characteristics the unit needs.
If you have to rebuild the transmission, you might consider cutting your losses given the mileage on the vehicle, but it all depends on whether you can get into something else that is reliable for an amount in your budget. There is nothing worse than abandoning one old vehicle only to get into another one and have serious maintenance/repair issues to address right away.
If the engine and other drivetrain components are in good shape, my concern at this point would be the reliability of the electrical system. I have a '98 DGC with 213,000 miles on it that is dead due to electrical gremlins. The rest of the van is in excellent condition. I really wanted to use it a couple more years, but my wife said she had enough and we bought a new car. The van is still in the driveway....