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!

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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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185

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

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

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sure

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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.

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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

185

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

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

185

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.

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185

you might have a gash in the tranny pan

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

185

thats what it sounds like, Good luck to you

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