1998 Dodge Caravan speedometer

Tiny
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  • 1998 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 171,000 MILES
After starting the van and sitting still my speedometer shows 30 mph and also the van wont engage into reverse until I put it in drive then back to reverse
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 AT 2:34 PM

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Tiny
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When it reads 30 and you are sitting still, if you press the gas, does the speedo increase?
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 AT 6:40 PM
Tiny
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No it doesn't but after 3to 4 mins then the speedometer goes to 0
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
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Okay, that tells me one thing. Is the check engine light on? When the Speedo is at 30, can you drive it? If so, does it shift normally?
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
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Sometimes the check engine light comes on. Cant drive it at first.I put it in drive then reverse then it will move. Once I get it to move it does shift correctly with no problem
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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Are you sure the trans fluid is clean and full? Also, you really need to have the computer scanned to determine what trouble codes are stored. That may point us directly to the problem.
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 AT 6:58 PM
Tiny
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I will have all that done tomorrow and tell you the results. Could it be the TCM OR MY TRANNY NEEDS REBUILT
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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I checked the tranny fluid and it is clean and full.I also had the codes checked and the codes came back. Po715. Po720. Po700
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Thursday, September 10th, 2015 AT 1:45 PM
Tiny
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The P0700 is a general code that indicates there is a problem within the trans control module. The 715 indicates a bad input speed sensor and the 720 is the output speed sensor. Since the speedo is at 30mph, I would suggest checking the output sensor and wiring to see if that is where the problem is coming from. Keep in mind, it could be the TCM itself.
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Monday, September 14th, 2015 AT 6:17 PM

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