My transmission is having difficulties going into gear. Any suggestions before I have to completely replace the trans? I just had a new radiator and belt put on. All advice is appreciated!

Kae Mcduffee

Asked by Mar 15, 2015 at 12:19 AM about the Dodge Grand Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

11 Answers

Nate Thompson

you can try some Lucas Transmission fix. It should ONLY BE ADDED WITH THE TRANS AT OPERATING TEMPATURE. Stuff works miracles

Kae Mcduffee

If you wouldn't mind could I explain what it's doing and maybe you could tell me if I should try the lucus?

Nate Thompson


Kae Mcduffee

Btw thank you in advance. After letting the car run for a few mins when I put my car into gear it is not wanting to go into gear. With reverse I had to gradually apply gas until it shifted into reverse same with drive, goes into 1st gear easiest.

Kae Mcduffee

I keep adding trans fluid and it seems as long as I keep adding trans fluid it will go on the express way until I get into traffic

Nate Thompson

sounds like your transmission is low on fluid. once its been running for a while you no longer slip?

Kae Mcduffee

It does great after it warms up as long as I'm going a set speed

Nate Thompson

so you have a fluid leak then. Most likely the transmission pan gasket is bad. cheap fix. trace the source of the leak. Go to the post office and grab a box for free, Place it under the car and let it run. look for the drips then match them up under the car.

Best Answer
Nate Thompson

you might have a gash in the tranny pan

Kae Mcduffee

Thanks so much! I really hope that's all it is

Nate Thompson

thats what it sounds like, Good luck to you

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Caravan

Looking for a Used Grand Caravan in your area?

CarGurus has 30,349 nationwide Grand Caravan listings starting at $1,650.


Search Dodge Grand Caravan Questions

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,370
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 690
#3 FordNut
Reputation 640
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country"
798 Great Deals out of 22,211 listings starting at $1,787
Used Dodge Caravan"
1,068 listings starting at $2,950
Used Honda Odyssey"
394 Great Deals out of 26,297 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Sienna"
359 Great Deals out of 25,823 listings starting at $600
Used Kia Sedona"
157 Great Deals out of 9,576 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Journey"
682 Great Deals out of 32,102 listings starting at $2,850
Used Nissan Quest"
100 Great Deals out of 3,626 listings starting at $2,900
Used Dodge Durango"
389 Great Deals out of 22,633 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Explorer"
1,336 Great Deals out of 71,680 listings starting at $300
Used Chevrolet Traverse"
1,055 Great Deals out of 34,318 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chrysler Pacifica"
32 Great Deals out of 21,556 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,056 Great Deals out of 36,219 listings starting at $1,700
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,169 Great Deals out of 73,675 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger"
641 Great Deals out of 29,897 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Escape"
1,672 Great Deals out of 94,363 listings starting at $500