your clutch packs are burnt up and harparts in the transmission are getting scored from all the metal particulate in the fluid, time for a rebuild... i did 3 on my 95 cirrus... and just did one on my 01 dakota, mopar transmissions are junk.. make sure when you get it rebuilt by a reputible transmission shop and not a dealership * typical rebuild $1500... dealership will tell you the whole unit is shot and tell you to replace the whole transmission t make the work easier on them, $3000*, when its getting rebuilt, have sronger parts shoved in and a heavy duty torque converter put in place.... and another tip.. then the magnet looks like a porccupine, tall tale sign it's gone, your lucky the car went into limp mode, if i remember correctly, the solenoid pack is turned off which allows second gear to run, and the solenoid unit may have to be replaced if the pan is that full of metal... good luck
Originally Posted by f0x672
..$100 a BJ..
Originally Posted by rtdakota2001
yeah, that's pretty steep. next time just go to vegas.
That amount of metal on the magnet is hard to quantify, alot of times when wiped off it reduces to next to nothing. While no metal is good , i've driven many for a long time with more metal on the magnet than that. Any reputable tranny shop should be able to test the solenoid pack. They are technically considered non serviceable, but I have heard of the internal screens being cleaned of metal flake to prolong their function..
Caravan Fan....have owned 7 and praise their virtues, but woe their transnission flaws. I use a broken differential pin as a key chain if that's any sign. 2 1988 w/2.5l, 91 GC w/3.3, 94 GC AWD w/3.3, 2 1997's w/3.3 and 99 w/3.8
I was hoping there would be a way to test the solenoid pack myself and save shop charge.I can acutally get another pack (that is guaranteed to be good) for $30. Shops around here want $100-$125 just to test it.
1997 Dodge Intrepid, ES, 3.5L V6
1997 Chrysler Cirrus, Lx, 2.5L V6
1995 Chrysler Cirrus, Lx, 2.5L V6