1998 Dodge Caravan Is a rebuilt transmission needed

Tiny
PMENUEZ
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  • 1998 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 121,000 MILES
I think my transmission is dead but hoping that it's something else. Before the failure when I accelarated from a stop the transmission would clunk - like something was loose. Clunk every couple seconds until I slow down the accelaration. If fact I could force it to do the clunk or not by accelarating slow or fast.

The failure happen on a clunk - no forward gears work but reverse works fine. When I put it in first gear it sounds and feels like it's going to start but is is just slipping.

Any hope that it is something other than the tranny?
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Friday, October 31st, 2008 AT 5:05 PM

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Tiny
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Hi:
When you put the car in drive, give it some gas and tell me if the speedometer registers.

Joe
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
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No. Nothing registers on the speedometor when I put it in gear, 1st, 2nd and drive. Reverse still works.
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 10:06 PM
Tiny
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It sounds to me like there is an internal transmission problem. Based on our conversation, you will most likely need to see a mechanic.

If you have any other questions, let me know.

Joe
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Monday, November 10th, 2008 AT 2:07 PM

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