SHIFTING

  • Tiny
  • cars177
  • 2001 Dodge Caravan
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 600,000 miles

I have a 2001 Dodge Caravan and it seems to wind out before shifting into a higher "gear".I have to go 27mph to shift and then 53mph before it shifts again. What particularly can it be?

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 2:35 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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This can be caused by low pressure in the transmission, bad shift solenoids, a bad trans control module. Have any warning lights come on?

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 1:19 PM
  • Tiny
  • cars177
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Thare were no warning lights on. Off hand how much would each of those possible problems cost.

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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 11:05 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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That is difficult to say. The shift solenoids would be a couple hundreded (with labor) the TCM about the same. AS far as the pressure issue, one would need to see what is causing the issue.

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 AT 12:06 AM
  • Tiny
  • cars177
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I took the vehicle to a shop and this are the charges. What do you think?
1 new assembly, 1 filter, 1 new band, trans fluid, 1 rebuilt torque convertor, pump assembly(front), drum(forward), planetary, gear-sun w/shell, shell-sun gear, governor body-w/o valves, labor to rebuild $831.60 $524.70 to remove and reinstall.

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 AT 2:26 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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That is a good price. However, read their warranty and make sure everything is covered. For example, if they get a bad "rebuilt torque converter, " will they charge you labor again to R&R the trans?

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 AT 4:06 PM

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