Avenger auto transmission

Tiny
NRK003
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I have a '95 avenger ES. V6 auto. 83,000 miles. Recently, whenever I come to a stop (such as at a stoplight) the transmission essentially goes into neutral. When it comes time to accelerate from the stop, it usually takes a little revving and after 3-4 solid seconds it will kick into gear. I have no problems with highway driving. The problem only occurs when I come to a stop. No check engine light or warning light of any kind. The problem also asserts itself when I put the auto in reverse (meaning it goes into neutral, and after a few seconds of soft revving, goes into gear). I obviously thought I might need a new transmission, but wanted to find out as much as possible about what is wrong, what is needed to fix the problem, and what will everything cost before I start laying down those hard-earned bucks.
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Friday, January 19th, 2007 AT 9:54 PM

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Tiny
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Safe to say you have checked the fluid level? If its good then have the computer scanned to see if there is a solenoid problem or the such
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Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 AT 4:27 PM
Tiny
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Recently bought a 1995 avenger with 144,000 miles, 2.5L v-6. My problem is that when I come to a stop the engine lugs hard and stalls. In a manual car it would be the same as coming to a stop with out pushing in on the clutch. My 4sp automatic has all gears including reverse. I work for a chevy dealer and on our older 89-96 cars this was caused by a stuck torque converter clutch solenoid. And typically in those cars to get rolling again a tire squeelin neutral drop was required. But for some reason I don't have to do that. When the car stalls I just shift to neutral or park restart and the garage shift works perfect. And away we go again untill @ 2200 rpm or 10 feet, 8 to 10 mph a tire squeeling slam but I am still in first. I never have to turn the key off either. Also tried shifting to neutral before the stop that goes ok until you put it back into gear stall even to reverse. Tcc solenoid problem I thought but the hydralic circuit digram I got at the local Dealer only shows a Low/reverse/Tcc solenoid and that is where I got lost. Suposedly the trans only has 1200 miles on it some low budget rebuild. After the 10 mph lock up the torque converter is stuck on solid through all three gear slammin shifts. Also jumpered the trans cooler to see if it was restricted. Fluid is like new and smells good, full up. Not my daily driver just a project. Any usefull feedback will definatly earn a donation. Thank you for your time Mike
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Monday, August 13th, 2007 AT 11:00 PM
Tiny
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Im not a trans guy, but regardless of what it is called, sounds like you are onto something with the TCC solenoid. Being a Chrysler, it might even be a comp problem, like vss is seeing wrong speed and locking the converter, or the low budget rebuilder didnt replace the converter and it is falling apart inside
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Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 AT 7:48 AM

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