2003 Chrysler Town and Country 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 115000 miles
My car's transmission slips sometimes at speed around 7 to 15 miles/hour where I try to accelerate. I took it to the dealer, and they told me the torque converter, pump, solenoid are bad. I need to replace the transmission. I paid $100 for this, and I felt they cheated on me. The reason being that it's unlikely to have so many components to fail at a same time. I asked them what procedure they executed to find out about this, they didn't tell me. I have both the diagnostic and service manual which outlines step by step for diagnostics of this car (OEM books). I expect them to execute the steps to find out what is going on.
What should I do next? The diagnostic book requires the DRB III, which I don't have. The service manual's procedure appears to be simple, and only requires me to lift the front tires, and run the engine at certain speed, but I need some pressure meter to probe the oil pressure ports.
I am thinking of rebuilding the transmission myself. My experience with this include changing the oil on this transmission about 15K ago (ATF+4). I also took the valve body out before that to replace the park range sensor.
Monday, November 16th, 2009 AT 12:43 PM