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I have a 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager. Last night while going

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Hello. I have a 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager. Last night while going to work I noticed that shifting started to become a little erratic about 7 miles into the drive(highway miles). By the time I got to my destination 30 miles away the car continued to buck and the RPM's went from 2 to 3 1/2 and then back down to 2 and then back to 3 continually. I braked at a Stop sign and when I pressed on the gas to excel forward, the car felt like it wanted to stall for about a half second. The "Check Gages" light flickered a half second as well and then it picked up power again, driving and bucking all the way to my destination. I shut the car off for about 4 hours and got back in my car to drive home. I let the car warm up for about 2 minutes and the second I put it into drive and excelled forward, the bucking started immediately. The Rpm's this time were even more erratic, going from 3 to over 4 and I could only go about 40 miles an hour. I had to drive home like this for another 30 miles. Now here's the strange part. When I turned on to the off ramp of the highway, my car totally stalled out. I rolled a few feet and turned off the car. Thankfully it started right back up, but when I excelled forward this time, the gears shifted like it was a brand new car. Off the start the RPM's went a little over 2 and then shifted normal under 2. It drove normally for the next 2 miles home. I'm at my wits end here since I had the transmission rebuilt last year. It almost seems like there's a definite problem somewhere that's making the transmission slip, but the transmission may not be the problem. I mean, why would the car stall on a turn off the highway and then automatically fix itself when I restart the car?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Checked the tranny fluid and it is clean and full.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

One common issue that can cause this here in some cases is a fault with the transmission torque converter or torque converter control/clutch solenoid needing replaced.In allot of cases when a transmission is rebuilt these are left original.I would have both of these checked/tested to see if one is the intermittent cause here as they can cause an intermittent fault including a heavy load on the engine causing a stall out.In most cases it is the torque converter lock up solenoid at fault that causes this here needing replaced.

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Thanks Pete