Are there Any Class Action Suits? Within the next 20K miles in 2001, with no warning or signs the transmission went! This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 1988 Dodge Dakota. Chrysler refused to help with the repairs. There is a problem with the transmission in these vehicles. I can't afford to be doing this every 2 years! Slowly take out the other two bolts, working back and forth. Oh what geniuses they are!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In my opinion Imports like Nissan and Mitsubishi are far superior in reliability and overall quality. If its already stinks like a burnt clutch, do not waste your money. Yep Dodge trannys are only good for 100k miles.
I do daycare from home, so I need a van. Next we had to have a good used transmission put in three years ago. Question: Do we buy a rebuilt transmission this time? Last updated 20-March-2006 See Document Revision History Introduction. According to transmission repair shop, common problem here. This is to… Regarding the A833 Manual Overdrive Transmission.
When adding transmission fluid to your Dakota, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. We were without a vehicle for 4 months. Afterward, your pan should look something like this: 7. Dodge has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. Take it for a spin.
He thinks because it is a small hole, he may be able to epoxy it up and replace the pin. Goes into second gear on the highway of course limiting speeds to 30mph. We had to have it towed to the transmission shop and were told that the transmission was shot and had to be replaced. What is wrong with this picture? Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. This is exactly why so many Americans buy imports! Raise the vehicle using jackstands or drive it up a ramp rated at 12,000 lbs. I had bought that van brand new in 1996 with nothing but problems ever since it was new.
Notice also some buildup around and on the round magnet sitting semi-loose in the bottom of the pan actually, my pan was fairly clean. Transmission stuck and leaking fluid. Same problem s as previous failures. This transmission lasted two years and last Nov. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. Going up the mountains in North Carolina, with my four children ages six and under in the van, we started loosing power. I have yet to see or hear of anybody who has a 1996 Caravan and has not replaced the tranny at least once.
It should be long and have a small opening to fit in the filler tube hole. I don't need another boat anchor in my yard. If Dodge can't hire people with common sense to design the transmissions maybe the public should boycott the brand!!!!!!!!!!! Now 2nd transmission replacement at 96,000 stranded on the freeway with my children in the car. There was a loud pop while going down the road and the automatic transmission wouldn't shift beyond 2nd gear. Small pin in transmission breaks because it is too weak for the task. .
When we had a problem with the transmission the first time, we went to the dealer and they said that it was not the transmission. Could not have been prevented. The transmission filler has a level check toward the front. She was sold on Fords because she had to sit in the van looking at Ford on the back of the wrecker as it was towed the Caravan back to the repair shop. Clean up any gasket material left behind on the pan and on the transmission, careful not to damage the surfaces. Please find a solution or tell me where I can become like a gold member so I can get a better price for transmissions every time my transmission goes out! Also have a 2002 Intrepid with 3. Leaving her stranded in the middle of a busy intersection.
Torque the bolts to 15ft. Anything and everything that could possibly go wrong with a vehicle went wrong with my Caravan but the worst thing that happened was that my transmission failed. The car didn't even make it's first scheduled transmission visit at 36000 miles. Because while I was driving it suddenly dropped into a lower gear. It doesn't sound like it. Let us make payments, but had to keep the van til we paid for.
At the end of the third year I had 31000 miles on the car. I talked to a person from fenn st. It doesn't matter which bolt is number 1. My concern is that these are defective transmissions. This has to be by far the worst tranny ever on the market!! The vehicle only has 54,000 miles on it. Ok, you hope for the best after all it had 100,000 miles on it. We had it for about 3 mo.
So I got a 96 Caravan from a friend and that van nothing is wrong with it because my friend showed me receipts on everything, once a mo. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Dakota, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. I have had 3 Dodge Caravans and on all of them I had to replace the transmission. Chrysler was contacted and refused to provide any assistance with the cost of this repair. I hope you can come up with a solution to not keep having to replace transmissions on your Caravans! My father-in-law works for Chrysler in Detroit and I can buy them at the employee discount price.