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Dodge Caravan Issues Causing Delayed Transaxle Engagement

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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000


A delay in the transaxle engagement (greater than three seconds) may have multiple causes, including a defective pump, defective internal lip seals, valve body components, park-reverse-neutral-drive lever switch, and the output speed sensor. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the exact cause.

  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    Can't seem to get it fixed yet. Tech seem to think that after driving this van for 10 years I am imaging problems. They did a trans tune up, $260.00 plus, no change. When the engine is cold and I attempt to accelerate to enter the road it makes a grinding sound from underneath and will not accelerate over 20 mph, use to be 30 so it's getting worse. The van will shake, rpm will go up then suddenly after a block or two will accelerate. Been car shopping, just really not prepared for increased debt at this time. New widow.

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