I have a 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager (3.3 liter with 4 speed
transmission) with 97,000 miles on it.
The problem I encountered today is as follows:
Driving home from a soccer game the transmission started acting up.
The vehicle would not shift when put into drive (it was like it was in
neutral). I reved the engine up and the transmission seemed to catch
for a while but then acted like it was in neutral again when I placed
it in Drive or L or 1 or 2. (Its parked in a store parking lot and I
guess I will have one of the local transmission guys take a look at
There seemed to be a whining coming from under the hood and the
transmission fluid seemed to smell (It was the normal red color with
some dirty color mixed in when I cleaned off the dip stick).
I had the transmission fluid replaced once around 65,000 miles.
Anyone know wheather I will need to have the transmission replaced
based on the symptoms described?
If so, would you recommend a rebuit one or a new one?
I would like to keep the Van for another 50 to 60 thousand miles if
possible (2 or 3 more years before replacing it).
Thanks In advance
- posted 16 years ago