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Brad, Dealer Technician
Category: Transmissions
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Experience:  ASE Master,(L-1) Certified, Transmission Specialist
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08 grand caravan, shift indicator says it's in reverse, but

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08 grand caravan , shift indicator says it's in reverse , but it is in park. tow truck operator stuck a screwdriver in little slot near gear shift and was able to get it in to neutral to push out of stall to tow it . it is in shop now waiting for word on the fix, what do you think the problem is ?
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: original transmission, no leak noticed
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no I am travelling. the van is at a chrysler dealership
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: i sort of had to push hard on the gear shift to put into park just before it happened
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Brad replied 11 months ago.

Good morning and welcome to JustAnswer!!

My name is ***** ***** I have worked for a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership for 19 years and I will do my best to help.

It sounds like a bad range sensor in the transmission. If it was in park and it wouldn't move but PRNDL showed it to be in reverse then yes I would replace the range sensor..

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