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2003 caravan with 80,000 miles. Back out of the driveway,

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2003 caravan with 80,000...

2003 caravan with 80,000 miles. Back out of the driveway, shift to drive, nothing. shift thru all gears, nothing , shift to D, engages for a block, slowly stops with engine running, converter/ trans disengaged. repeat shifting, nothing, put in drive, slowly engaged and drive another 100 ft, engine/trans again disengaged. suggestions ?

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

Original, no leaks, level check is on line, good fluid color clean, minor problem shifting with no response for a few weeks, then the disengagement while driving.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Caravan yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing yet, am mechanical

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Would like to save the vehicle

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Transmission Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 month ago
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hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be glad to assist you. please allow me a couple of minutes to gather some basic info.

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Transmission Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 month ago

good morning

is the check engine light on??

the first thing I would do is to change the oil/filter in the trans. the filter may be clogged not allowing fluid flow through the trans.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
no check engine light
Transmission Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 month ago

ok, then it is not an electronics control issue. it is a mechanical issue.

I would do the oil/filter first and see what happens.

beyond that would require removal of the trans and inspection for the failure.

Roy

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
no check engine light. can drop the pan and change the filter. any other suggestions for the problem ?
Transmission Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 month ago

as I just stated, beyond the filter change will require removal of the trans for inspection. the cheaper alternatives to install a used unit to cut down on cost.

Roy

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Transmission Mechanic: Roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 month ago

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