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I have a 2008 chrysler town and country , driving down the road the van stopped going , i pulled over to side of road , no forward gears or reverse. i called caa , they towed van to garage , after two days they told me my transimission is in need of a new one , no problems with transimsioons issues ever , about 175 k on van , is this possible

Mechanic's Assistant: When was your transmission fluid last checked?

About 3 weeks ago when i had a fukll service oilchange done

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

It is still at the serveice station where it got towed to,

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

I think that is all , it just does not make any sense to me , that without any kind of warnign theat the transimision would need to be replaced

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Transmission Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

There is often no warning before a transmission fails, just like any other part on a vehicle. Automatic transmissions do have a finite life, and their longevity depends greatly on how the vehicle is used and how the transmission is maintained. 175,000 miles is a respectable service life. If the fluid is full and CV shafts are intact then the problem is internal in the transmission.
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