I drive a 2000 Dodge Caravan. 141,000 miles. Tranny has leaked fluid (ONLY during cold weather) for years, but is not a problem during summer. I always keep fluid topped off. Anyway, the past 2 weeks it will suddenly get stuck in FIRST gear only and will not upshift. Then I cant use interstate. If I park it for a little bit (go into a store, whatever), then its fine again and I can go interstate. Until the next time it happens, usually sometime the next day or two. Its happened about 6 times now. Never happens while driving 60 MPH. Every time it happens, its around town while doing 35-45MPH. Fluid level is good, clear, clean, and not burnt smelling.
I have not taken it to a shop yet, because I KNOW they WILL tell me I need a new transmission, and I think its probably NOT the case. Could it be the control module? What do you think it likely is? Thank you very, very much.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 AT 10:58 PM