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#2058 of 2083 Re: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan ES [minivan4ever]
Nov 11, 2012 (5:51 pm)
im experiencing the same code p0740 and p0700 id tried to changed the transmission oil and filter did also the solenoid pack but still the codes are ever present...im interested on how did you fix your van i have a 00 dodge grand caravan se 107k miles. like your i don't notice any problems i stil drive my van but im afraid that one of these days it would just stall on me. my mechanics said replaced or rebuild trans. went to aamco offcourse said rebuilt right away, m regular mechanic says just drive it and until the trans die out dont replace it yet i have to kids 4 and 6 this is the only car we have dont want to be hostage with the situation any suggestions wil be so much appreciated...heres my email an2ny0830yahoo.com again thanks
#2059 of 2083 Re: P0740 (TCC) Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit [tonymacc]
Jan 07, 2013 (1:30 pm)
most probably this thread is too stale for you to run intto this, but let me try.
I have also 2001 T&C AWD... and I wondered -- in your case, all wheels were properly rotated/the same diameter, weren't they?
Asking because in my case I started getting those codes shortly after swapping only 2 (front) tires with new ones, while keeping older ones (3 seasons on them iirc, snow tires) in the back. I think (since there might have been a slight of it after some work done by shop which involved taking off the power transfer unit) that since then I started to feel "unease" expressed in vibration especially when driving > 40mph.
Difference in grove depth was ~3mm (10mm new, 7mm old ones), which makes it to ~18mm (almost 2cm) difference in circumference.
I reset codes already twice and CEL seems to stay off until I hit a road with mph >50mph.
So I am considering now as a first measure to buy 2 more new tires so I have all exactly the same. Cons of this (besides wasting money) is that I am not sure why should it matter since if I read it correctly, bi-directional overrunning clutch in the rear differential should not even engage for my case, since due to bigger wheels upfront I have lower rotation speed there than in the back. So, theoretically, it should not put more stress on the system due to differing tires... but could I be wrong?
did you resolve your problem?
#2060 of 2083 Re: P0740 (TCC) Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit [yarikoptic]
Jan 14, 2013 (6:30 am)
FWIW - if anyone with AWD runs into the same problem.
Replaced my two older (rear) tires with new ones to match 100% the front ones. It has been almost a week I think -- codes are gone, ride is much smoother, haven't experience any electric problems (before it could have speedometer start to hirratically jump, end up below 0 point needing recalibration of front pannel. In both cases that was followed with inability to start the car some time within 24h)
#2061 of 2083 Re: P0740 (TCC) Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit [yarikoptic]
Jan 16, 2013 (6:40 am)
I knew I would ruin it celebrating this early... yesterday while going on a highway with speeds > 70 CEL came back on... so it was not fully it -- need to change ATF sooner now than later as a next tentative remedy
#2062 of 2083 1996 Grand Caravan LE 3.3 tranny not shifting
Jan 25, 2013 (2:23 pm)
...trying to get one more kid out of the house, driving our 150K mile veteran war horse. Noticed trans fluid leak recently, thought it was cooler line. Now, trans will not shift out of first when first started/run. If you shut off the van and re-start after about 5 minutes, tranny shifts fine! Fluid level OK. Any ideas? Temps have been low here in Chicago lately, any connection?
She has been a good vehicle...just have to make it last a few months longer!
#2063 of 2083 Re: 1996 Grand Caravan LE 3.3 tranny not shifting [maximaron]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Jan 25, 2013 (6:37 pm)
Check your pan gasket. It may have contracted/cracked in the cold which would cause not only the leak, but allow intake of air which could lead to the shifting issues.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Host
#2064 of 2083 Re: 2006 T & C Touring Van [mamagilmore]
Jan 29, 2013 (9:37 pm)
Did you ever find out what was wrong , mines is 2004 and my husband seems to think its the tranny as well. But sme thing no warning lights or anything and one you get it running its no problem, we are thinking of taking it to the dealer to get fix , just was curious at what was your problem and if it was resolved .
#2065 of 2083 2011 Town and Country
Jan 31, 2013 (12:40 pm)
My apologies if this problem was addressed in earlier posts. My 2011 T&C shifts roughly under various conditions, especially when cold. In Eco, it "bangs" or "thumps" and pauses between first and second gear; in non-Eco mode, it "chatters" between second and third gear. It also bangs or thumps when the transmission downshifts when slowing down for a stop light or traffic. Also, when accelerating into highway traffic, the engine sometimes continues to race when I reach highway speed, even after I take my foot off the accelerator.
The problem was not evident when I test drove the car or when it was new, and with less than 22,000 miles on the car, I don't feel I should be experiencing such problems. I've taken the van in twice for warranty service and both times they kept the car for over a week and told me they reprogrammed the computer to "spec". The problem was the same as I drove away from the dealership, however, the service adviser told me the transmission adapts to my driving style so I should wait a few weeks before judging the repairs.
Any suggestions as to what the problem might be? Any recalls I might have missed? Or, any ideas on how to clear up this problem? I feel like I am getting the run-around from the dealership, so should I contact Customer Service at Chrysler headquarters? I'd welcome any advice.
-- Bill from Wayne, NJ
P.S. I recently attended a get-together of some friends and found I parked next to another 2011 T&C, same color but the Touring Model with lether seats. My friend says he has the same problems with his van.
#2066 of 2083 Re: 2011 Town and Country [sargebil]
Mar 25, 2013 (1:21 pm)
The service advisor was correct in his statement. The transmission in your vehicle is adaptive learning, which means it will adapt to learn your driving habits and address accordingly, this should take up to 500 miles not more than 800. If it's still doing the same thing after that, take it back and have them recheck it.
#2067 of 2083 Re: 2011 Town and Country [sargebil]
May 12, 2013 (10:00 am)
Take it back to the dealer and ask them to do the software update to the transmission controller. This will fix most if not all of your problem.
There is a 'Customer Satisfaction' notice and update sent out to dealers about the transmission.
In Econo mode, it's actually skipping gears, going from first to third to fifth, to keep RPMs down and mileage up. It does shift a bit rougher than the normal mode and it takes some getting used to, but it does provide about 2-3 MPG better mileage.
The update from the dealer is supposed to cure some of the rough shifting.