The technician's advice above is very good.
I'm just a person who must maintain my own vehicles due to economic necessity (low income medical disability). Minivan transmissions seem to be notorious for problems. I believe that one of the reasons is that these newer transmissions are engineered differently, require more frequent fluid and filter changes than older transmissions and this fact is often neglected by owners. (And some mechanics) The owner's manual on my 98 Caravan SE recommends transmission service at 30,000 miles and 15,000 miles under heavy use conditions. Look up the service schedule in your manual. BE SURE TO USE THE CORRECT FLUID! The cost of replacing a transmission due to simple service neglect is too high for me to take any chances. It's inexpensive and as suggested just might help remedy your problem or help prolong the life of your transmission
Monday, May 18th, 2009 AT 5:32 PM