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  • lorie gardere
    lorie gardere - 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/10/2014
    TRANSMISSION RELATED QUESTION without warning the vehicle in gear driving down the street all of a sudden no power,
    fluid ok i can turn off motor and restart and vehicle goes into drive but then slips out ?????? i cannot afford trans. please say its something like solenoid or a sensors
     
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  • GLENN
    GLENN - 1989 Plymouth Acclaim - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/26/2014
    Transmission upshift
    1989 plymouth acclaim 2.5 engine 80,000 miles 3 speed automatic,, changed fluid helped some,, car wont shift out of first sometimes ,, when it dont shift out of first i stop start out again then it will shift fine ,,it dont seem to happen all the time??
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1994 Plymouth Voyager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/14/2014
    Can to much transmission fluid cause lose of gears?I dont have reverse no more and only first gear in forward.
    The transmission had been acting strange prior to this problem.it would viberate and shake bad starting up to speed then it was ok.but i could not push gas pedal to hard at green lights cause it would shake untill i reached about 25 miles per hour.please any input ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/14/2014 HouseCallAuto
      No but when there is a front pump failure the tranny fluid will read overfull if that tells you anything..
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1994 Plymouth Voyager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/14/2014
    Can to much transmission fluid cause lose of gears?I dont have reverse no more and only first gear in forward.
    The transmission had been acting strange prior to this problem.it would viberate and shake bad starting up to speed then it was ok.but i could not push gas pedal to hard at green lights cause it would shake untill i reached about 25 miles per hour.please any input ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/12/2013
    Why did my Transmission go out while driving in snow?
    Drove 50 miles in snow 4" and very cold weather, stoped a few times to shop. Ice build up at wheel wells was touching car and I got some of it of and continued home 50 miles. when I got home I turned into parking lot to turn around and the transmission would not ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/12/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Sounds like a shift linkage problem and not the transmission itself. When tranny fails it does not prevent the shifter from engaging into Park. This may be good news, because the Grand Voyager in '95 was well known for transmissions failing all the time.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/2/2013
    Transmission problem
    when van sits overnight and I shift into drive it takes a while then clunks into gear. does this in D or R. when it warms up after 4 + miles does not have any problems shifting. the rest of the day it shifts fine. fluid is full and looks good. could it need a filter ...
     
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  • bmike935
    bmike935 - 1999 Plymouth Breeze - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/23/2013
    Solenoid shirt valve locked in LR position.what does that mean
    when shifting into drive from 3rd gear,its shifts real hard
     
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  • treetopluver
    treetopluver - 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/2/2013
    Check engine code P0700
    When I had the code read at Autozone, additional info was provided: "Explanation - ECM received a signal that the TCM has a fault. Probable cause 1) shorted or open circuit within transaxle; 2) failure at TCM" Now the van is stuck in 2nd gear. Does this ...
     
  • georgedblackllc
    georgedblackllc - 1997 Plymouth Voyager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/30/2012
    How to replacing a tensioner pulley for my vehicle
    whenever i drive thru a small puddle of water the belt comes off...i've replaced the belt, but now the bolt on the pulley just spins with a wrench counterclockwise or clockwise and never tightening to break the tension
     
    • Jimm
      12/30/2012 Jimm
      The belt tensioner assembly (arm and pulley) is easily replaced. First step, place a long pry bar or wrench on the tensioner to apply leverage to loosen the spring tension. Then, remove the drive belt. Next, loosen and remove the belt tensioner bolt or bolts. Reinstall in the reverse sequence.

      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the belt tensioner for around $29.00 for your vehicle
  • Jandy987
    Jandy987 - 1989 Plymouth Reliant - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/14/2012
    When I push the gas the car won't go then it jerks forwards and goes for a bit then this happens again
     
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  • Moises
    Moises - 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/3/2012
    While driving my van, all of the sudden it looses power and the oil light turns on. I put it on park, or reverse and it
    does not move, the motor is still running. After turning the motor off for a few minutes 5 to 10, it's back to normal and the oil light turn off. What do you think seems the problem?
     
    • BIGGEN
      12/3/2012 BIGGEN
      the dodge is bad for the pick-up tube getting full of sluge (the eng ) drop the oil pan and clean it out the sluge
  • imnothere48
    imnothere48 - 1995 Plymouth Voyager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/21/2012
    Why does my car clunk in drive or reverse only
     
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  • ams0221
    ams0221 - 1999 Plymouth Breeze - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/3/2012
    The car accelarated then it would not move. Won't move in drive and reverse. Can you diagnose the problem
     
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  • dave
    dave - 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/2/2012
    Car drops out of overdrive after long periods of driving
    If I shut car off and restart it starts working again
     
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  • Bruce
    Bruce - 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/19/2012
    1999 plymouth voyager runs fine in park and nuetral but when you put in gear engine shuts down.
    I tried shifting into ist, low, drive and reverse, no matter the gear car lurches forward in forward gears back in reverse and then shuts off.Mechanic said no tranny codes come up and suggested tranny shop.Speed control sensor replaced at 80,000 when car went into ...
     
    • clayton
      10/17/2012 clayton
      sounds to me like the pcm (computer needs reset or replaced
      clayton
      10/17/2012 Bruce
      what brings you to this conclusion?
    • clayton
      10/17/2012 clayton
      it was very common on these models the tranny has nothing to do with car shutting down. its electrical believe that, i haved worked on plenty of vehicle for years /i just replaced the pcm in my dodge dakota because of similar problems as u have.
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/17/2012 HouseCallAuto
      Lift both front wheels off the ground. Start the engine and put into gear and if it will stay running and the wheels roll, then it is a bad torque converter or internal failure of the transmission.
      Do this test which is free so we have a better idea of what things influence this condition (or do not influence them)
      HouseCallAuto
      10/17/2012 HouseCallAuto
      It does not sound electrical to me.
    • clayton
      10/17/2012 clayton
      thats a opinion
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/17/2012 HouseCallAuto
      To address the other issues, windows, blower, radio, directionals, I suspect a bad ignition switch. To confirm that suspicion, access the junction block (the interior fuse panel) and when this issue is happening, check for battery voltage at fuses 8 and 9. If voltage is low voltage or no voltage, get access to the ignition switch connector. check for 12 volts out of the ignition switch in the run position (key on - engine off) out of the ignition switch on the black / white wire - this is connector C1 and the pin number of the connector is pin 8. If no or low voltage there, confirm 12 volts into the ignition switch on RED wire at pin #7. if there is 12 volts at pin #7 yet low or no voltage at pin #8 with the key on - engine off then the ignition switch is junk. You mentioned a burning smell. You may find a burnup in the plastic connector and if so, replace the connector and the switch. Connector is available from Chrysler parts dept in a one day order.

      Thats all I got.

      One last thing. The transmission control module gets battery voltage from other fuses that also may be losing their power supply because of a ign switch meltdown so look at what I detailed here first. the tranny issue *may* be related, not sure.
      HouseCallAuto
      10/18/2012 Bruce
      Lifted car as suggested, car shuts off. Mechanic said when he pushed car in nuetral and than put in gear car would drive.This leads me to believe that problem is electrical not mechanical. Have not had issue with electrical since last week windows etc. but many times i need to turn ignition switch two or three times before it starts.This condition would affect tranny?
      HouseCallAuto
      10/18/2012 HouseCallAuto
      Ok, then your causes electrical based on all I know now. I will update the post later tonight with a detailed procedure. both the transmission problems and the electrical accessories not working are of course by the same thing. I will detail a procedure that can confirm what the actual cause is.
    • Bruce
      10/19/2012 Bruce
      Mechanic where car is thinks tranny problem is torque converter lock out. Another mechanic looked at car and again it did not code. He thinks that I have two seperate issues 1) torque converter lock out or transmission selinoid causeing tranny problem 2) possible computor reset to deal with electrical issue.
      Now in order to start car, on first turn of key car acts as if battery is dead but when you turn key a second time she starts. Is tranny related to this or are these two seperate issues as this starting condition has existed intermittinly for about 6 months.
      Bruce
      10/19/2012 JustAGirl
      Vehicle has a lock-up torque converter. If torque converter clutch is locked on when you put it in gear it will kill the engine (like stalling out a vehicle with a manual transmission). The torque converter clutch is applied/unapplied by the TCC solenoid (solenoid block on transmission). The TCC is told what to do by the computer (TCM). Now with all that said hydraulics do not throw codes. I think you need a transmission overhaul including torque converter and solenoid block.
    • JustAGirl
      10/19/2012 JustAGirl
      Then go back to voltage issues, refer to HouseCallAuto about ignition switch. Let us know what happens!
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/19/2012 HouseCallAuto
      I did not know that these two problems began at separate times. Yes, likely to be separate issues. Ignition switch likely burnt and tranny locked up at TC.