Last post on May 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM
You are in the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan
What is this discussion about?
Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Dodge Grand Caravan, Transmission, Van
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#1986 of 2067 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan
Apr 29, 2011 (8:43 pm)
I have a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan. I need some help in figuring out what the problem is. Here are the "symptoms"...
1. When its cold if you put it in gear jerks and turns the engine off.
2. When you stop sometimes turns the engine off.
3. The transmission sometimes jerks when it goes into gear.
4. You can give it gas and when it goes to 2nd gear sometimes turns the engine off.
What do you think? Do I need to buy a new transmission?
#1987 of 2067 Re: 2011 T&C Transmission shudder [keanezra]
May 10, 2011 (8:14 pm)
I have a 2011 T & C we purchased April 5 that does same as your van. I am now aware of five 2011 model Chrysler vans that do same. I have an ongoing active complaint case file with Chrysler Customer Service. The latest info from them is that Chrysler is aware of the problem, is collecting data but does not have a fix!!! I suggest you call Cutsomer Service and file a complaint. Hopefully, the more owners that report this problem, the more likely we will get help from Chrysler. Their phone 1-800-763-8422.
#1988 of 2067 Re: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan [tigeracosta]
May 11, 2011 (4:48 am)
Assuming u have 4 speed trans, sounds like the lock up touque convertor is sticking.
May 11, 2011 (5:05 pm)
I have a 1998 Plymouth Voyager, 3.3 engine. My driver's side cv axle broke in half. I tried every which way to try to get the part that goes into the transmission out. No success. I tried with a crow bar. I believe they call it the cat's paw type. I feel if I pull hard enough I will snap the crow bar. Is there a special tool that I can use, or some other Ideas?
Thanks in advance for your help.
#1990 of 2067 Re: Transmission won't shift into gear [Mr_Shiftright]
May 13, 2011 (6:08 pm)
Dear Mr. Shiftright:
I finally got around to checking out the broken axle. It was just like you said, a broken axle (driver side) You may not believe it, but I did it myself. The reason it took me almost 3 months, was the fact that almost every weekend it rained or was cold. I purchased a rebuilt axle from a local automotive store and installed it.
Thanks for all your help!!!!!
#1991 of 2067 Re: Transmission won't shift into gear [gg1328]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 13, 2011 (8:35 pm)
Well congratulations on a job well done!
#1992 of 2067 1994 Chrylser Town and Country Problem
May 16, 2011 (8:30 am)
I have a 1994 Chrylser Town and Country that is having an issue. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.
Son was driving home last night in it and said that it "wouldn't go". Hubby went and met him and hubby said it feels like it is shifting into neutral. Strange thing is if you turn the key off for 8-10 seconds then restart, it will go another 200 feet or so and then do same thing. We bought it used and haven't had a lot of issues with it other then changing the fuel pump about a month ago.
thanks for any help!
#1993 of 2067 Re: 1994 Chrylser Town and Country Problem [cajunquilter]
May 16, 2011 (8:40 am)
First things first, check the transmission fluid. Similar problem and the fluid was nearly gone. I don't thnk that is the case with you, but, it was a simple and easy fix for me. Generally speaking, the automatic transmission for the pre-1999 Chrysler vans were good for 90k, and with the transmission cooler installed, 100k. Luck.
#1994 of 2067 Re: 1994 Chrylser Town and Country Problem [cajunquilter]
May 16, 2011 (11:40 am)
I just fixed my van with the same problem, 1st gear only(not limp mode!) shifted into Nuetral instead of 2nd gear, no reverse. Not an easy fix! In mine the rear carrier inside the transmission busted. I had to take the transmission out and basically rebuild it. If your not good at working on cars and have a good tool collection I wouldn't try doing it yourself.
#1995 of 2067 Re: 2002 Chrysler T&C transmission shifts to neutral [s_burns622]
May 19, 2011 (5:48 pm)
your problem happened to me a year ago an just spend $90.00 dollars just replace the transmission filter and new transmission oil and your problem will be solve