1996 Plymoth Voyager Transmission shift delays.

Old 12-31-07, 04:10 PM
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1996 Plymoth Voyager Transmission shift delays.

My van (with 180K miles on it) has recently started shifting from 1st to 2nd at 27 MPH and from 2nd to 3rd at 47 MPH. Downshifts from 3rd to 2nd at 42 MPH and from 2nd to 1st at 22 MPH.

The engine is 3.0.

I have recently changed the fluid/filter and no change.

Any suggestions you would have would be helpful.

Old 01-01-08, 07:01 AM
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At 180k on an that transmission (and a lot of others), it's done pretty well and bettet than a lot of them. There are some things, speed sensors & shift solenoids for example, that can affect the shifting, but I rather suspect the tranny is on it's last legs. May be decision time as to whether it's worth repairing, which will likely require rebuild/overhaul. Either way it's going to need some professional diagnosis.
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Did you replace fluid with genuine chrysler ATF4 (newest that supposed to be compatible with all trannies in those years) or at least what your service manual recommended (probably ATF3) ? Most, if not all Chrysler tranny's nowdays, are very temperamental when it comes to fluid. Not saying that's your problem for sure if you didn't, but many times, it has been proven to make a difference. Might be smart to make sure all your cable at throttle are moving freely & lubricated also.

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