Mechanics

GRAND TRANSMISSION ISSUES

1999 Dodge Caravan

I have a 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan with approx. 94,000 miles on it. Here's my problem:
I was driving down a highway with the cruise control on at about 70mph when all of a sudden there seemed to be no more gears.( Meaning I stepped on the gas and the van refused to go any faster). I pulled over to the side of the road and tried to go forward, it did but then the engine reved but the van did not move any further. I did the same thing in reverse and it did the same thing. I shut the vehicle off and did the same thing, which the van responded with the same thing by only going a few feet before not wanting to move. I checked my transmission fluid and it was full and it had no leaks to be seen. While the van still running, I tried to put it in drive again this time the engine reved up and then you heard the van finally shift into gear but would not go into the next gear. Need less to say I had the thing towed home. But before I make any rash decisions by changing or rebuilding the whole transmission, could there be a simpler, cheaper problem at hand? I mean this came without warning, and this van had no prior issues up to this point. Please help me with any suggestions that you might have for me. Thank you for your time.
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Goatlord
November 10, 2007.



9 out 0f 10 Transfer case
Tranny have to come out
Check transfer case look for the pin that holds the gears
Good luck

BMRFIXIT
Nov 10, 2007.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT EXACTLY DOES THE SPEED SENSORS AND/OR TRANSFER CASE DOES IN COINCIDING WITH A TRANNY? THANX!

Tiny
Goatlord
Nov 12, 2007.
I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT THIS PARTICULAR VEHICLE IS A 4 CYL. IF THAT MATTERS ANY?
ALSO WHEN THE PROBLEM FIRST OCCURED THE CHECK ENGINE SOON LIGHT APPEARED ON THE DASH.
I JUST FIND IT STRANGE THAT W/O NOTICE EVERYTHING CAN BE FINE AND THEN SUDDENLY YOU CANT MOVE ANYWHERE.
I JUST DONT WANT SOME PLACE TO CHARGE ME FOR A NEW OR REBUILT TRANNY IF THATS NOT THE PROBLEM, YA KNOW?

Tiny
Goatlord
Nov 12, 2007.
SPEED SENSOR ECM depand on to shift
w/o it van will go to limp mode u can drive but one gear just to get it to a shop
if u can get the code that may help
cycle key on off 3 times ending key on
read the code (P0000)
transfer case its the link between tires axles and the tranny it part of tranny
most common pin inside the transfer brake loose
if u start the van put it in N can u push it forwad if not get it to a tranny place
get 2 or 3 prices

good luck

BMRFIXIT
Nov 12, 2007.
The code for this tranny problem was 700. What does that mean? Is that bad? Some one told me to get rid of the van as soon as possible because it would be a reoccuring problem, is this true?

Tiny
Goatlord
Nov 17, 2007.
Let me ask u this
can you start and move the van in the driveway?
If so clear the codes
start van does code come back right away?
Check fuses and relay
code u have
common problem
if all fuses ok
TCM
but before I will check power feed to tranny control relay
TCM battery feed
TCM ignition feed
TCM ground

good luck

BMRFIXIT
Nov 17, 2007.