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Transmission May Fail Causing Slipping in First or Reverse Gear on Dodge Grand Caravan

Problem Description and Possible Solution

If the transmission is slipping in first gear or Reverse—or if you experience delayed or loss of gear engagement after initial startup—the transmission may require removal and disassembly.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 128,400 (70,000–170,000)
4 model years affected: 1994, 1997, 2002, 2003
9 people reported this problem
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first start of the day tranny will not engage without motor tacking rpms too 2000 too 3000. after that many time works fine the rest of the day
My 2003 Dodge Caravan is slipping when put in drive or Reverse. I took it to auto zone and they put it on the computer diagnostic and it showed five different things wrong with the transmission. Its states a cap, air and electrical. I don't know what to do. Where I should take it
Shudders in reverse backing up inclines