1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.0 V6 auto tranny slipping

Tiny
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I have a 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager. 3.0 V6 automatic transmission, P/B, P/W, AC.

I drove the van to work 32 miles, no problems ran great. I drove the van home 31 miles and then the van seemed to buck slightly and speed fell off from 50 to 45 I exited and drove at 30 mph for another mile then the van seemed to loose even more momentum. You hit the accelorator and the engine whines but does not move forward in any gear. Goes in reverse just fine. I parked the van and opened the hood and the transmission fluid level is fine but has some air bubbles and smelled like burning. I let the van sit for 20 minutes and started it up and drove fine for about 1/2 mile then same sequence of events.

Once it cools off it drives fine then same thing. Would that be a clog in filter or is module going out? Your advise and tips for repair are most appreciated.
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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 AT 12:32 PM

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Tiny
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Not a tranny guy, but I have heard these vans use a plastic torque converter, Seems to me if it's causing the fluid to foam, this is were I would look.
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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 AT 12:37 PM
Tiny
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Why does it shift normally when cool? WOuldn't a torque convertor mess it up all the time?
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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 AT 12:40 PM
Tiny
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Check fluid condition when cool, if it's not foaming then it's possible to shift! This will in my opinion get to that poit!
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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
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Thank You!
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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 AT 2:30 PM

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