95 Dodge Stratus ES Shifting problems

I have a 95 stratus with a 2.5 V6. When I an driving, it will shift down in gears, and can not drive over 35 mph. I have taken it to a transmission shop, and they said no codes came up on the computer. Tried
to tell me that it had been ran low in fluid and it was some kind of saftey thing, so I could get to a shop. I don't believe that. If I turn it off for a few minute it will run fine for a few hours or a few weeks. But sometimes, it will take a few days for it to change gears like it should. I read on another site that it could be the input speed sensor. I have bought it and the outup speed sensors, and am waiting to have them put in. But I am thinking that isn't the problem. Has anyone had this problem and gotten it fixed??
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sounds like its going into "limp in mode" but not sure why
let us know after the sensor work is done

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Had both the input and output speed sensors replaced, and still having the same problem. Anyone have any idea what else I should try? It shifts down when I am slowing down, and sometimes it will jerk really bad, and sounds like the transmission fell out. I can't afford to get another car, and can't keep driving this like it is.
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And is the tranny fluid low?
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No, it's not low. It does havea leak, but it is not bad, and I check it before I drive it every time. To me it seems that it would have to be a sensor or something that will reset, since when I turn the car off and sit for a minute or 2, it will drive perfect, for a mile, or miles. I don't know. Have no idea about transmissions and I am a female, so I don't want to get ripped off at a shop.
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The hotter it is outside the more it will mess up, at night when it cools off, I do not have the problem. I watch the temp. and it never gets higher than normal.
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it sounds like the gears are striped my dads car did the same it was the gears...
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I don't know who replaced both the input and output sensors, nor why they elected to do that. Was it a dealership? What needs to be done is find a shop with the software in their scanner to get the codes which will tell what's going on with the transmission--usually a dealer or REPUTABLE transmission shop. The codes will likely be printed out from a computer, presumably from the scanner downloading into the shop computer for printing, depending on what kind of scanner they have. But then it's printed out for you, and at least that's somewhat more trustworthy than some guy telling you you need $1700 for a new transmission with no proof. They also have the capability to check the pressures in various circuits if it comes to that. The bottom line is there are many things which can be checked in this transmission, and as such it's likely one of those many things may fix the problem at a reasonable cost.
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"" wrote: > I have a 95 stratus with a 2.5 V6. When I an driving, it will > shift down > in gears, and can not drive over 35 mph. I have taken it to a > transmission shop, and they said no codes came up on the > computer. Tried > to tell me that it had been ran low in fluid and it was some > kind of > saftey thing, so I could get to a shop. I don't believe that. > If I turn > it off for a few minute it will run fine for a few hours or a > few weeks. > But sometimes, it will take a few days for it to change gears > like it > should. I read on another site that it could be the input > speed sensor. > I have bought it and the outup speed sensors, and am waiting > to have them > put in. But I am thinking that isn't the problem. Has anyone > had this > problem and gotten it fixed??
That sounds just like my 95 Dodge Stratus, I had it scanned and it came up with a Error 41 code. Low Reverse Selonid, it is in the transmission. Havent found anything else out about it. Let me know if you hear anything.
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"kymme80" wrote: > That sounds just like my 95 Dodge Stratus, I had it scanned > and it came up with a Error 41 code. Low Reverse Selonid, it > is in the transmission. Haven't found anything else out about > it. Let me know if you hear anything.
Hello, I have the exact same problem as Litlbreez4, with the exact same car. I can confirm the behaviour completely. I would rule out any mechanial defect or fluid problems, since turning off ignition and starting again clears the problem. But its a drag having to pull over to emergency lane to do that. At highway speeds (80+) it will shift to N, and when the speed gets down into 1st gear range(35mph) it will jerk into 1st. (limp mode) It is strange how the outside temp seem to have some influence, but even Litlbreez4s note on that is also happening for me. Kymme80, you didnt mention if the low reverse selonid was changed, and if it solve it ?? Could the problem be caused by a different problem, like vents needing adjustment, or leaky exhaust system ?? Rgds Mothar
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"Mothar" wrote: > Hello, I have the exact same problem as Litlbreez4, with the > exact same car. I can confirm the behaviour completely. I > would rule out any mechanial defect or fluid problems, since > turning off ignition and starting again clears the problem. > But its a drag having to pull over to emergency lane to do > that. At highway speeds (80+) it will shift to N, and when the > speed gets down into 1st gear range(35mph) it will jerk into > 1st. (limp mode) > It is strange how the outside temp seem to have some > influence, but even Litlbreez4s note on that is also > happening for me. > Kymme80, you didnt mention if the low reverse selonid was > changed, and if it solve it ?? > Could the problem be caused by a different problem, like vents > needing adjustment, or leaky exhaust system ?? > Rgds > Mothar
i have not changed it, i have talked with several people to include a friend who has had the same problem with her old dodge. i sold the car and explained the problem to the people who bought it. they are happy since they have a 16 year old son and do not want him exceding 60mph. she said she would see about the LRS problem.
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"kymme80" wrote: > i have not changed it, i have talked with several people to > include a friend who has had the same problem with her old > dodge. i sold the car and explained the problem to the people > who bought it. they are happy since they have a 16 year old > son and do not want him exceding 60mph. she said she would see > about the LRS problem.
hey Kymme, thanks for the answer, although it is an "alternative" solution :) I did another alternative solution TODAY, I totalled the car completely :lol: So, in a sense, my problem is also "solved"
Rgds 8O
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"Mothar" wrote: > hey Kymme80, thanks for the answer, although it is an > "alternative" solution :) > I did another alternative solution TODAY, I totalled the car > completely :lol: > So, in a sense, my problem is also "solved" > > Rgds 8O
I have the exact same problem on a 1995 Stratus ES 2.5. The tranny was replaced about 12 months ago, by a very reputable shop. I just had the Transmission Control Module changed, and that didnt solve the problem. I am the only owner, so I know how the car has been driven. It is in wonderful shape, strong engine, perfect interior, but I hate to keep putting good money "trying" to solve this problem. Any help that you guys can give would be appreciated. Thank you all in advance. John
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You would not have spent sop much money if you had the Transmission controller fault codes read by the chrysler dealership. It is probably the Vehicle speed sensors which are about $20.00. But het keep swapping out parts instead of doing the obvious, which has been posted here how many times?
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Litlbreez4 Wrote:

David Wrote:

I also have a 95 Stratus ES with a 2.5 V6 with the 41TE automatic transmission and am having the exact same problems as Litlbreez4. I've replaced the input and output sensors along with the wire harness connectors that lead up to the sensors. I've replaced the fluid and filter recently and have every 15k or so. The problem never shows itself in the winter only the summer and it does seem that warmer temperatures make it go into "limp mode".
I looked into replacing the VSS (vehicle speed sensor) but I found out that only the manual transmission has this sensor.
The last time I had the car into the transmission shop they checked it for codes and found nothing. He checked my CVI's and told me they look good.
Litlbreez4 have you or anyone else out there found a fix to this problem?
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"" wrote: > I have a 95 stratus with a 2.5 V6. When I an driving, it will > shift down > in gears, and can not drive over 35 mph. I have taken it to a > transmission shop, and they said no codes came up on the > computer. Tried > to tell me that it had been ran low in fluid and it was some > kind of > saftey thing, so I could get to a shop. I don't believe that. > If I turn > it off for a few minute it will run fine for a few hours or a > few weeks. > But sometimes, it will take a few days for it to change gears > like it > should. I read on another site that it could be the input > speed sensor. > I have bought it and the outup speed sensors, and am waiting > to have them > put in. But I am thinking that isn't the problem. Has anyone > had this > problem and gotten it fixed??
i have the same exact problem. i think the computer in the car,is going bad. when you stop and turn the car off.it start to work, but only for a few minutes with me. and it drive me crazy. but i still believe its the computer.
im my the the dodge dealership for the repair. :evil: :twisted: :x
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Then that it bad! car not to work when turned off!
and it drive me crazy. but i still

agg1 my evil twisted dodge dealer too! I am not the dodge dealer

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