Approximately 10 vans remain in private hands today. It's the only message the manufacturers ever listen too!! The converter is very heavy and filled with fluid — if it falls, it could injure you or your assistant. I have it serviced religiously according to manufacturers recommendations. Since I was foolish enough to buy a Dodge product Im stuck with 11 more payments. As far as I know we have never serviced the van for the transmission fluid and filter. The same type inputs and outputs are used on an engine and will fail just the same; the difference is the engine won't be blamed.
I really wish Chrysler would own up to the more than obvious transmission problem. . The driver's side sliding door became standard. Not changing the transmission oil is neglect. Also if anyone could let me know it there is a recall or a class action suit on these trannies.
Let's make everyone in this country buy imports. Easiest way is to take the engine out and remove the transmission with the engine out, you can remove the transmission with the engine but its a lot easier with it out. Used to be a Ford guy. I've replaced the plugs, the airfilter and changed the oil in the tranny 10W30 I think once even though it was clean. The dealer will not do anything but replace the transmission with the same thing.
See if I can drive it to trade it in on a Jap something. Note: When lowering the transmission in order to give you the added work space needed to remove the top bell housing bolts, the weight of the transmission still needs to be supported by the jack. Introduced as the Dodge version of the alongside the and the later , the Dodge Caravan is currently in its fifth generation of production. Line up the torque converter holes with the holes in the flywheel. I just bought a 1994 Dodge Caravan. Cost about 2300 bucks at the dealer.
You think Chrysler would get tired of the call backs. Now has 109500 miles on it. Making a grinding noise when turning. So just take care of it and stop complaining!!! You didn't say how long ago or how many miles since the rebuild. I believe that Dodge Caravans weren't built propertly and shouldn't be sold on the lots of dealerships. Tip: Remove any section of the exhaust system that you feel could interfere with your ability to separate the transmission from the engine and lower it to the floor.
Therefore, it is crucial that the transmission remain level or slightly titled down in the rear while being lowered to the floor. Then, using a small pry bar or screwdriver, pry the driveshaft forward to release it from the differential. With discontinuation of the short-wheelbase Caravan, Dodge offered the on nearly an identical wheelbase and as a rather than a. Good thing the housing was aluminium as it was easy to do. Interior trim, controls, and instrumentation were borrowed from the Chrysler K platform, and coupled with the lower floor enabled by the front-wheel-drive, the Caravan featured car-like ease of entry. Install the transmission oil filler dipstick tube.
Transmission serviced twice by dealer during this time. It wouldn't change into 2nd or 3rd gear. We then bought a 2002 dodge caravan , it has about 133000 Kilometers on it and the transmission is starting to slip and jerk, unfortunately it seems like another transmission problem. In those areas, the 3. I religously follow the vehicle service schedule, and then some.
Tranny shop says converter problem. I will never buy another Dodge. Haven't had the repair yet. Going into reverse, let the car come to a complete stop, beforeou put it into drive, as this causes problems with the gear train. Both the 1994 dodge Caravan with 80K miles and the 2000 Chrysler Voyager with 100K had transmissions replaced.
I think a lawsuite is around the corner. Make sure you know what you are getting into before buying a Dodge Caravan. I cannot afford a new or rebuilt one, so we are out of luck, I am writing Dodge about this. He told me it's got no one thing to do with maintenance. Is leaking a bit now though. The engines were only offered with the venerable fully hydraulically operated , until the computer controlled four-speed automatic became available in 1989. This will finally allow the rotors to slide out.