- 1 Why do Chrysler transmissions fail?
- 2 Do Dodge Grand Caravans have transmission problems?
- 3 What vehicles have the 62TE transmission?
- 4 What is a VLP transmission?
- 5 Are Chrysler transmissions bad?
- 6 Why are Dodge transmissions so bad?
- 7 Is it worth it to fix transmission?
- 8 Why is there no transmission dipstick?
- 9 How many miles can a Dodge Grand Caravan last?
- 10 How much does a 62TE transmission weigh?
- 11 How do you check transmission fluid on a 62TE?
- 12 What transmission do I have?
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!
Do Dodge Grand Caravans have transmission problems?
A common problem customers experience with their Dodge Grand Caravan is delayed transmission engagement and hard shifting when driving. It is also common to feel your car ‘shuddering’ when driving, which can feel like you are driving over rumble strips if you have a transmission problem with the Dodge Caravan.
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.
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.
Why are Dodge transmissions so bad?
The horrible dodge transmissions is actually just one transmission, known as the Ultradrive(a604). They performed well, and had a feel that was nicer than other transmissions of the era. But, they were rushed into production. Inadequate testing on a totally new design added to the nightmare.
Is it worth it to fix transmission?
If your vehicle is 20+ years old and has over 275k miles on it, then the cost of repair or replacement is most likely higher than the value of the vehicle. In this case, it’s typically not worth getting the car fixed unless it holds significant sentimental value.
Why is there no transmission dipstick?
According to the industry experts, the reason for eliminating the transmission dipstick is that although most consumers may believe they should check their transmission dipstick and fluid level, experts claim that it is actually better for vehicle transmissions to only be serviced by professionals.
How many miles can a Dodge Grand Caravan last?
The history of the vehicle won’t always tell you the reason, because it’s also up to the owner, the maintenance and driving habits that will affect the life of the car. It’s a good rule of thumb to say 300,000 is the mark to retire them, but you can make them last longer, with a good care.
How much does a 62TE transmission weigh?
The unit weighs in at 400 lbs without the torque converter.
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.
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.