Hi max. Welcome to the forum. Is this a new noise you've never heard before? If it only occurs for a second when you shift into drive or reverse, that is the solenoid pack and it is normal. It will also occur when you slow down almost to a complete stop. By " duty cycling" the solenoids on and off rapidly, it slowly ramps up the fluid pressure to cause a mild clutch engagement instead of a harsh jolt. This sound is like a short buzzing noise. If in doubt, let any mechanic listen to it and they will confirm it if that's what you're hearing.
September, 5, 2010 AT 3:23 PM
The transmission strange sound only appears when the minivan is in park.
After moving the lever to Reverse the sound disappear and right now it does not sound even when it is on park.
Do you think this is an indication that the transmission will fail, or it could be anything that will not affect the transmission at all.
The sound was loud at first, could it be also that the filter is clogged or it needs oil the transmission.
Do you recommend me to use the minivan as normal or go to the dealer immediately.
How can I check the oil level of the transmission if it does not have a stick.
September, 5, 2010 AT 6:01 PM
At the mileage you listed, the transmission should still be under warranty so I would suggest a visit to the dealer. Let them listen to it while it is making the noise and get their opinion. The normal noise I described earlier will not occur in " park" so you're hearing something else. It should be looked at before serious damage occurs. Call the dealer's service department and ask them if you should drive the van there or if they should tow it to be safe.
September, 5, 2010 AT 6:35 PM
Help for your reply today while trying to move the minivan I detected that the transmission is DEAD.
It does not move in reverse or drive.
I have no other option to go to tow the minivan.
It looks like this new minivans have a transmission problem.