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#642 of 2083 New Transmission Unit?
Jan 08, 2005 (11:33 pm)
I bought a brand new Dodge Grand Caravan in year 2000. Two years after that when the car had only 16k miles, there was a squeaking noise came out from the left front wheel. Dealer told me that transmission was bad and need replacement. They told me that the new transmission they put on is a brand new one. I did not pay anything because was still under warranty. A few months after that, another Dodge dealer told me that there is no such new transmission unit for replacement, it is always a rebuilt one. I tried to contact the Chrysler 800 number but I got no satisfying answer at all.
Anyone knows about transmission replacement?
#643 of 2083 Re: New Transmission Unit? [agus]
Jan 09, 2005 (5:58 am)
It was a rebuilt one with the same warranty (3/36) as if it were new. Since you did not pay for this rebuilt replacement, your warranty on this one ends or ended when your original was up. There is nothing wrong with a rebuilt unit, if it was done by Chrysler, in some cases more up dated than if it were "new".
#644 of 2083 Chrysler rebuit trans
Jan 09, 2005 (8:44 am)
My first rebuild,under warranty, only lasted about 20K miles. Now on the second which I was charged $600 for. I drive it as little as possible, mainly as a station car so it will last a few years. Anyone who buys the current series of 4 speed transaxle should definitely get a 7 yr warranty and bank the money for a replacement after that if they are going to keep the vehicle over 10 years as I did.
#645 of 2083 Info on tranny problems
Jan 09, 2005 (9:03 pm)
I am new to this site, and i certainly haven't read all the messages. Pardon be if this information is already covered, but I thought I'd offer it in the spirit of helpfulness. Visit http://www.allpar.com/fix/trans.html for helpful details on diagnosis and fixes.
#646 of 2083 another one rebuilt
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 27, 2005 (8:34 pm)
I have a dead battery on my wagon and a busted CV Boot on my van, and my brother isn't having any better luck with cars either this month. He has a 2000 Caravan and it quit shifting in the recent cold weather, and he also noticed a transmission fluid leak. The upshot was a transmission rebuild at 110,000 miles.
He said he sunk tons of dough at the transmission shop (not the dealer), but I forgot to ask him what a ton of dough is worth these days.
His wife is a bit of an enthusiastic driver around town and they pull a pop-up camper with it now and then.
#648 of 2083 96 T&C LXI Trans problems need help
Feb 03, 2005 (10:36 am)
I have a 96 T&C LXI the trans was rebuilt almost 2 yrs ago and I am having a problem with the down shift into first gear at about 5 mph it slams into gear. I have just had a flush done but still the same problem. It doesnot have anyother problem. Is there something that I should look at first??
#649 of 2083 Re: 96 T&C LXI Trans problems need help [trikmit]
Feb 03, 2005 (12:21 pm)
I'm not sure but I think some one said the tranny is controled by a computer and if you had to disconnect the battery, the tranny would have to reprogram it's self to shift smoothly. If true, you might disconnect the battery, make sure the posts and cables are clean and put them back on and then take it out and drive it and see if it doesn't shift better. Hope you used the right tranny fluid in it. Also go to this web site. it has some good hints on fixing Chrysler products, including trannys.
#650 of 2083 Re: 96 T&C LXI Trans problems need help [trikmit]
Feb 03, 2005 (2:20 pm)
Where did you get it flushed, and what did they use (fluid type)? Like previous poster said, the site mentioned has a great deal of information about Chrysler transmissions.
#651 of 2083 Re: 96 T&C LXI Trans problems need help [97xpresso]
Feb 03, 2005 (4:44 pm)
Had it flushed at the dealer ship. Also I did the reprogramming as it was stated. Still have the same problem. Like I siad it is only on the down shift. I am getting taxes back soon and I am trying to see what could the possible problem be before I take it to a shop so I know if they are ripping me off. I am from MI does any one know a good shop near the detroit area?