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QUICK QUESTION ABOUT TRANSMISSION!

2002 Dodge Intrepid

Transmission problem
2002 Dodge Intrepid 6 cyl Automatic 60000+ miles

About 2 weeks ago my '02 Dodge Intrepid was stalling, so I got it towed to a local transmission shop in my city. At first the mechanic said that he had to get a rebuilt transmisson which would cost me $2000 dollars. Well, then I decided to get a used one which would cost less like $1,300. I didnt have that kind of money at the time. So the mechanic said he would clean certain things in the engine and said the car started moving again.

How long do you think the car will last before this happens again.

I'm really thinking of trading the car in soon not a the moment but later.
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Rgrigsby
February 24, 2009.



Stalling as in the engine died while you were driving, or with the engine running but the car wouldn't move?

If it is the first instance, it is not your transmission. Even if it is the second one, it is probably not your entire transmission. It could have been the speed sensors, transmission control module, or the transmission solenoid pack. When the problem happened, I am very certain that you have the check engine light came on. Have it scanned and reply with the code numbers.

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Zackman
Feb 24, 2009.
In a parking lot it stalled, it wouldnt go foward or backwards. I had it towed and they said I needed a new transmission, then he cleaned some stuff and said the car could go 20 miles or 20,000 miles before it happens again.

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Rgrigsby
Feb 25, 2009.
If it is the transmission, if it is to go out, it will go and won't move at all, no matter what you do. If he " cleans" some stuff, and the car moves again, then there is a chance that it may not be the entire transmission. Can you find out what he supposedly clean? If it ever happens again, you can probably repeat the trick

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Zackman
Feb 25, 2009.
He cleaned the filter, etc. I really dont know what else he did but ill look at the paper today.

Tiny
Rgrigsby
Feb 26, 2009.
Also which filter? The transmission filter?

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Zackman
Feb 26, 2009.
I'm guessing, not sure. If that would make the car move because it was dirty.

I can't help ya there, but I'm going to get the body damage fixed and trade it in for a SUV (mini). : D

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Rgrigsby
Feb 27, 2009.
Good for you.

Tiny
Zackman
Feb 27, 2009.