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#55 of 70 Re: my gear is stuck [cabeebo]
Nov 10, 2009 (8:35 am)
I drove around for an hour, came home and parked the magnum. It ran just fine. An hour later I try to leave and it's stuck in park now. There are no lights on the dash, the brake lights work, the fliuds are fine. Its just stuck in park and will not budge. What can I do to fix this problem?
2006 Mag SRT8 (25,000 miles) same problem last Friday. No indication lights & stuck in park. Had to have Chrysler send a tow truck. The driver (independent tow company) says this problem happens often with Dodges. The trasmission lock module failed. He had to lift the rear of the car climb under to pull (a cable?) to release the car from park to nuetral. Luckily the car was not in the garage. By the way the wife's Honda and my company car (accord) have a key override to release to park.
The dealer confirmed and replaced the module luckily still under warranty. I thought I would own one Chrysler product that did not require towing.
#56 of 70 dodge v8 transmissoin problems
Feb 23, 2010 (2:09 pm)
i have a dodge magnum v8 (318) when i give it gas the rpm's reve up really high but it wont change gears. It acts like its stuck in nuetral, but when i put it in nuetral and back in drive it will change, once in the right gear it runs fine. Any ideas?
#57 of 70 Re: dodge v8 transmissoin problems [needhelp241]
Mar 19, 2010 (10:09 am)
I have a 2006 Magnum 8 cylinder Hemi.
While on highway car would rev but speed stuck at 90km an hour.This has happened twice.We are not sure what to do since it only happens to me.Wayne only has seen the problem with headlights shutting off and on.Hope to find a fix before spending to much money.Magnum lover.No answer yet
#58 of 70 Transmission Slipping
Apr 06, 2010 (11:47 am)
I have a 2005 Magnum R/T and yesterday I was leaving home in the morning and noticed a high pitched whine coming from the transmission. As I pulled up to a stop sign and stop I still heard it. I proceeded to go and could feel the trans start to slip in and out of gear as it slipped the RPM's would rise as if in nuetral. I got to the next stop sign and then it would not move. I tried all the gears and nothing. It has autoshift and that would not allow me to pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th gears. Reverse did not work either. I turned off the car for about 5 seconds and then restarted it I put it in to drive and I was able to make it home. But every stop I had to turn the car off and then back on. Any ideas, I have it a transmission place and they said it would be $450 to look inside the the transmission, because they are getting error codes that say 1st gear, 2nd gear and 3rd gear errors. I have a feeling they are going to rape me. Any ideas would be helpful.
#59 of 70 Re: Transmission Slipping [danvas]
by kcram HOST
Apr 06, 2010 (4:58 pm)
You didn't mention your mileage... I mention that because a 2005 would have a 7/70 Powertrain Warranty that would cover transmission repairs (assuming they're not from neglect).
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host
#60 of 70 Re: Transmission Slipping [danvas]
Apr 13, 2010 (7:18 pm)
The transmission problem you are describing is EXACTLY what i had/have on my 2005 Magnum R/T (62,000 miles). First the high pitch noise started, took it to the dealer and they replaced the filter. Noise gone. One week later, the transmission started to slip and seconds later, all gears gone. I called a tow truck and they took it back to the dealership. This time, they explain this is known problem for this transmission, Chrysler directed them to flush the transmission, then replace the valve-body. They believe there is some debree stuck in one of the valves. This is as far we got today, the new valve-body is getting installed tomorrow.
Common for all these failures are they only occur when the transmission has reached normal operating temperature. When cold, it is all fine.
Hope some of this helps.
#61 of 70 Re: Transmission Slipping [kcram]
Apr 13, 2010 (7:43 pm)
I had 90,000 miles on it. The car was rarely driven hard and after all is said and done the transmission had to be rebuilt for $3000.00 I have owned a lot of cars from 2 Ford Mustangs. 1 an 82 GT and the other which I still have a 86 SVO. I drove the crap out of those cars and never even had to replace the clutch. But, what's done is done. I want to thank you for your help.
#62 of 70 2008 3.5L SXT AWD Mag
Aug 10, 2010 (1:53 pm)
My car sat for a week at home and then had girlfriend drive to the Airport apx 65 miles. Car sat for 4 days there.Got back and started car drove to the gas station filled up and drove to the freeway. All within a mile. Went to get on the freeway and depress the accelerator and it down shifted once and then shift up as it goes thru the gears. As i got to speed the check engine light came on and the EPS traction light came on. No acceleration now, it goes thru the gears but if you put your foot down it wont go. Its just a gradual acceration and will shift and you can be going 35 in 5th? Whats the deal, does anyone know or had this issue? I also noticed that my rear end has a little puddle on the drive way? I have 71k on it and as i was driving i noticed there was no overheating or noises from the trans? It shifted so is this a trans issue or the electronics in the accecerator or AWD?
#63 of 70 so far i still love my wagon
Oct 20, 2011 (11:21 pm)
dang, i read therw the problems i might be running to makes me lerry. any way the answer to the tranny that wouldn't swift, a plastic part in the swifter. at the dealer for $98, installed it in 1 hour.
they told me it was made better this time.
p.s. if you need a picture fill free to contact.
#64 of 70 Re: so far i still love my wagon [allmagnum]
Nov 19, 2011 (3:17 pm)
I think i have the same problem...can u send me a pic?