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Rough down shift slipping when going forward, 2000 has 21200

Customer Question

Rough down shift slipping when going forward
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: 2000 has 21200 miles fliud is brown on leaking was kinda scared to change fliud worried would cause it to slip
JA: What is the model of your '00 Dodge?
Customer: Caramvan 3.3
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes tought maybe control module
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Thats all
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Here’s the sequence of events I follow:

Check fluid level and color.Make appropriate repairs.

Check shift solenoids with a scan tool in bidirectional mode if applicable. Shift solenoids are inside the transmission and this is the easiest way to check them.

Drop pan and inspect for excessive metal shavings inside pan.

Check valve body and clutches visually.

Hopefully you may not have to go this far, maybe you just were a bit low on fluid.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm just following up with you to see if you have any more questions.
Thanks, Ron

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