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2007 Chrysler Aspen Question: why is my car in neutral all the time ?!!! need help PLZ!!!

 

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jalisco, Joliet, IL, November 18, 2013, 20:31
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ihave a 2007 aspen 5.7
my truck has the awd so i took off the front axle so that only the rear wheels would only work(save gas)ithought, while it was in 2wheel drive i had to leave it in awdlock otherwise it wouldnt move at all
now i put it back on and as i backed it up 15 feet max i realized it was still in awdlock and right there and the in turn the knob to awd as it was in reverse and it made a weird cranking noice and it just stayed in neutral ..
i put it in park but it was as it was still in neutral, itried to turn the knob but it kept making noise when i placed it in park it make a horrible noise...is it the transfer case the transmission ?

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    cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, November 19, 2013, 00:12
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    Your description sounds bad, but I haven't had to deal with one of these so off hand I'm not sure what may have failed. Have a transmission shop get a look at it for you.

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    pushrod November 19, 2013, 02:03
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    IF you have not figured this out yet, see your owners manual for proper shift sequence. You did not save anything on mpg!

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    globalhelper November 19, 2013, 06:16
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    seek a freee insp from aamco and post findings

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    ziptie12 November 19, 2013, 06:31
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    Put the front back together! It is designed as an ALL wheel drive , so all systems are expecting input from all wheels which , probably includes some sort of 'load' feedback from the front wheels. IF equipped with traction control or 'stability control , you have also rendered them useless.

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    pushrod, November 19, 2013, 06:44
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    I agree!

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    cardocIII, November 19, 2013, 07:16
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    Mitchell doesn't mention any warnings about trying to run without the front driveshaft, but the differential inside it makes it un-able to be driven as a 2wd. The way they word it is " The NV244 GENII is an electronically controlled full and part time trasnfer case with no two wheel drive operation. "

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    pushrod, November 19, 2013, 07:36
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    Ok

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    ziptie12, November 20, 2013, 17:46
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    I think I said that ....sort-of... nevermind..........thank you and have a nice day.

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