Why do Chrysler transmissions fail?
Thanks to one simple design flaw and many more complicated flaws, it has probably been the single greatest contributor to Chrysler’s current weak reputation for quality. Amazingly, the cure for (what we estimate to be) 90% of Chrysler transmission failures is using the wrong transmission fluid!
What vehicles have the 62TE transmission?
The 62TE is a six-speed derivative of the 41TE, first introduced on 2007 Chrysler Sebring models fitted with the 3.5L EGJ V6. Applications also include the Pacifica crossover (4.0L), the RT Platform minivans (3.8L & 4.0L V6; also 2.8L diesel for Europe) and the Dodge Journey (3.5L & 3.6L).
What is a VLP transmission?
Transmissions with variable line-fluid pressure (VLP) frequently adjust their internal fluid pressure to reduce parasitic losses from the pump and hydraulic system, increasing gas mileage and lengthening the transmission lifespan.
What does 62TE mean?
The 62TE is a six-speed derivative of the 41TE first introduced in the 2007 Chrysler Sebring models fitted with the 3.5L. Applications also include the Pacifica crossover (4.0 L), the RT Platform minivans (3.8 L & 4.0 L V6), the Dodge Journey (3.5 L), and the 2009-2012 Volkswagen Routan.
Why does Chrysler have a bad reputation?
Apart from recalling millions of vehicles due to poor manufacturing, Chrysler has a bad reputation. Consumer watchdogs such as J.D. Power and Consumer Reports have singled out Chrysler for making unreliable and unsafe vehicles.
Are Chrysler transmissions bad?
Conclusion. Contrary to what a few people believe, Dodge and Chrysler’s transmission are reliable, with the exception of the A604 transmission. A Dodge / Chrysler transmission that is serviced regularly with fresh transmission fluid and filter can easily go over 150,000 miles.
What transmission do I have?
Open the driver’s side door and find the white card on the side of the door that is filled with small black lettering. This card contains specific details about the year the car was made, its transmission, engine specifications and other details. Underneath or beside the “TR” symbol will be a number code.
How do you check transmission fluid on a 62te?
Warm up the transmission, wait at least 2 minutes and check the oil level with the engine running. Push the Oil Dipstick 9336 into transmission fill tube until the dipstick tip contacts the oil pan and pull out again, read off oil level, repeat if necessary.