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When putting 2012 grand caravan in drive or reverse idles

Customer Question

when putting 2012 grand caravan in drive or reverse idles about 15 seconds the shudders and stalls
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: no light and idles fine in oark or netural first noticed when stopping almost stalled but didnt then 5 miles farther engine reved up and trans quit driving
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Caravan yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just happen tonight
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Probably will fix it myself if i don't have to pull trany van has 102317 miles
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 8 months ago.

Have you checked your transmission fluid?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 8 months ago.

Was it low?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
no and showed signs of any leakage
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
correction showed no signs of leakage
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 8 months ago.

You stated that "trans quit driving". does that mean that you weren't moving very good? like the transmission was slipping?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
trans stopped driving acted like you shifted in to neutral now when you start it idles fine revs up fine in neutral and park but when shifting in drive or reverse engine starts to shudder then stalls van stalls but doesn't even try to move
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 8 months ago.

Is your check engine light on?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
can you bypass the torque converter lock up
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 8 months ago.

You said that when you put it in drive it won't even try to move? engine just revs?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No when put in gear now it stalls the engine even if you have it at fast idle 1200 rpm
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 8 months ago.

Starting to sound like a torque converter clutch solenoid. hold on a minute.

Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 8 months ago.

I was trying to find you information to remove power to the TCC solenoid to see if that would resolve it, but my information on this vehicle for some reason is fairly limited. I am going to open this up to the others and see what they think. Sit tight for a bit.

Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 8 months ago.

Did you scan for transmission related trouble codes? You would have to use a scan tool capable of that.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
not yet
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 8 months ago.

Could you possibly do that and check for transmission related codes?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
but it will be tomorrow
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 8 months ago.

That's fine. I would like to know if you have any, and if I am unable to help, the next expert would benefit from that information as well.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok