1998 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 156000 miles
My problem is virtually the same as one that another has asked, but I'm clueless as to what your answer refers to as I have never heard the terms before. My 98 Grand Caravan shifts fine until it warms up, then won't upshift from first gear. As the other person stated, once it cools down the cycle repeats and reverse is fine. Your response to their question was this:
Question: 1997 Dodge Caravan mileage: 57,000. Just recently my service light went on. It shows a code 45 "turbo boost problems" I found out. The car shifts fine when its cold, but it quickly just stays in first gear and does not shift into higher gears. After it cools down for a while, it shifts, but quickly resumes staying in first gear. Reverse is fine. Any clue before I go looking around for repairs. Thank you for your time.
Answer: A boost pressure that is too high causes a turbo boost problem. Check the waste gate as it may be hanging up causing the over boost.
My question is what is a "waste gate" and where the heck do I find it?
have the same problem?
Saturday, December 27th, 2008 AT 8:36 PM