Grand Caravan Transmission slip

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Mike Bowden, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Mike Bowden

    Mike Bowden Guest

    I have a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan with 3.8L engine and 4spd auto., recently
    and only when cold, it has started to slip (rpm's climb about 300 revs then
    drop) when shifting from 2nd to 3rd. Then it completes the shift and runs
    fine, have not a noticed slip from 1st to 2nd or 3rd to 4th. The trans
    filter and fluid was done last year at a local Dodge dealer and they did put
    ATF+4 in it (as stated on bill). The vehicle has 140,000km on and was bought
    2 years ago second hand. Ay ideas or suggestions as to what is wrong, I
    would like some input before taking it to a shop and hearing a "needs
    complete rebuild" when it may just require an adjustment or something else.

    TIA.
     
    Mike Bowden, Feb 17, 2006
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    jdoe Guest

    It needs to have a tech look for codes if any than do some diagnostics.
    Larry
    "Mike Bowden" <> wrote in message
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    >I have a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan with 3.8L engine and 4spd auto.,
    >recently and only when cold, it has started to slip (rpm's climb about 300
    >revs then drop) when shifting from 2nd to 3rd. Then it completes the shift
    >and runs fine, have not a noticed slip from 1st to 2nd or 3rd to 4th. The
    >trans filter and fluid was done last year at a local Dodge dealer and they
    >did put ATF+4 in it (as stated on bill). The vehicle has 140,000km on and
    >was bought 2 years ago second hand. Ay ideas or suggestions as to what is
    >wrong, I would like some input before taking it to a shop and hearing a
    >"needs complete rebuild" when it may just require an adjustment or
    >something else.
    >
    > TIA.
    >
     
    jdoe, Feb 18, 2006
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    Art Guest

    Did they put in any additives in addition to the ATF+4? Check your bill.
    If yes, get it changed again but tell them no additives this time. Also
    there are 2 sensors that go bad or can get bad connections or gunk on them.
    Hopefully an honest dealer will check the codes for you.



    "Mike Bowden" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan with 3.8L engine and 4spd auto.,
    >recently and only when cold, it has started to slip (rpm's climb about 300
    >revs then drop) when shifting from 2nd to 3rd. Then it completes the shift
    >and runs fine, have not a noticed slip from 1st to 2nd or 3rd to 4th. The
    >trans filter and fluid was done last year at a local Dodge dealer and they
    >did put ATF+4 in it (as stated on bill). The vehicle has 140,000km on and
    >was bought 2 years ago second hand. Ay ideas or suggestions as to what is
    >wrong, I would like some input before taking it to a shop and hearing a
    >"needs complete rebuild" when it may just require an adjustment or
    >something else.
    >
    > TIA.
    >
     
    Art, Feb 18, 2006
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