Dodge Intrepid Transmission Problems

Dodge Intrepid Transmission Problems

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Said777SG

Mississauga, Canada

#1 May 30, 2009
Hello,
I have a 2000 Intrepid with 3.2L engine which has a low mileage (only 60k m). For the past few weeks when highway driving, it won't cchange to 4th gear and the engine check light stays on.
Any suggestions?
Thanks.
Obsessed Hod

Houston, TX

#2 Jul 2, 2009
Said,

My car started doing that too. I could usually resolve the problem by pulling over, turning the car completely off- which I guess resets the transmission sensors.

Looking online, I found that the transmission has a speed input sensor and a speed output sensor. They were fairly inexpensive (about $30 for both) and in a location that was easy for me to change by myself with a 1" deep socket.

However, this didn't fix the problem. I am told that there is another sensor on the transmission - and there are a few that are in the engine too.

I just put my car in the shop today to have them run a computer analysis on it. As soon as I find out what the cause is - I'll let you know.

I HONESTLY don't think that the transmission is going out - otherwise it would be slipping or missing - also I have been dealing with this for about 8 months (due to lack of car repair funds)- surely it would have gone out by now if it was a bad transmission and not just a sensor or something!!!

I'll keep you posted!!!
Said

Canada

#3 Jul 5, 2009
Obsessed Hod wrote:
Said,
My car started doing that too. I could usually resolve the problem by pulling over, turning the car completely off- which I guess resets the transmission sensors.
Looking online, I found that the transmission has a speed input sensor and a speed output sensor. They were fairly inexpensive (about $30 for both) and in a location that was easy for me to change by myself with a 1" deep socket.
However, this didn't fix the problem. I am told that there is another sensor on the transmission - and there are a few that are in the engine too.
I just put my car in the shop today to have them run a computer analysis on it. As soon as I find out what the cause is - I'll let you know.
I HONESTLY don't think that the transmission is going out - otherwise it would be slipping or missing - also I have been dealing with this for about 8 months (due to lack of car repair funds)- surely it would have gone out by now if it was a bad transmission and not just a sensor or something!!!
I'll keep you posted!!!
Thank you so much for your info.
Last week the transmission decided to give me a hard time by not changing to the 2nd and 3rd gear.
I ended up taking it to a garage where they told me I have to change the input/output sensors. They
charged me around $ 250.00 and I think the problem still persists because sometimes when it changes to a higher gear it kicks.
They say I might have to change the solenoid switch!! Honestly I am really fed up with this car.
Thanks again.
Said
dead intrepid

Calumet City, IL

#4 Sep 2, 2009
I had similar problem with a 94 Intrepid. The tranni had to be rebuilt. Also, I have a 2000 Plymouth Voyager that had the same problem. It needed a new shift solenoid. I know, not same tranni, but c'mon Chrysler!
Linden

Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

#5 Dec 4, 2009
got a 94 3.5 v6 dodge intrepid....the trani had input and out put sensor change control module repaired and this bastard just would not change to a higher gear....i know for sure its no problem with the clutches....just before i had the module repaired the car would go into limp mode and one day she refuse to start that was due to a crank sensor which is now change and she starts well....come on Chrysler do some thing better stuff.....any one has any idea what is my next action to my transmission
Said

Canada

#6 Dec 4, 2009
I have done some reading on this damn transmission problems and one thing that is a fact for sure is that Chrysler's transmissions are biodegradable. They without a doubt self destruct before 80K miles. I got mine fixed by paying $ 1,200 for a transmission overhaul but the transmission light is still on. I don't think my trany needed an overhaul because when I flushed the trany fluid it was not dirty ( it was red cherry colour) and the filter was clean with no metal parts. But if the transmission shop says you need to overhaul the trany how can argue with him with the car on the hoist and the whole transmission taken apart? I would never buy another dodge ever.
I hope your experience is not as costly as mine.
Good luck.
Said
Never again

Hastings, Canada

#7 Jan 18, 2010
2004 Intrepid with gear shifting issues. When the car is cold it works fine. After it warms up when coming to a stop it will lurch, and then won't change gears. I have to stop and turn the car off and start it again. It resets itself and works until coming to a stop again or excelerating from a lower speed. Had a new tranny put in3 months ago and it worked fine until a week ago. Now it is doing the same thing. what a waste of $1200. Now i'm taking it to the dealership to be scanned. They say there are several sensors that it could be?? Any ideas.

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Said

Toronto, Canada

#8 Jan 20, 2010
Let me guess. The engine/transmission light keeps coming on. Right? I had the same issue. The guy who rebuilt the transmission worked on the electrical and got it fixed. Something tells me my problem was not hydrolic/mechanical.
I hope you don't have to pay more than you already have. Good luck.
Jeremy

United States

#9 Jan 22, 2010
Have the 36 and 53 Faults showing up on OBD scan, on a 1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L, we think it's the input/ output or speed sensors or shift solenoid myself!
Of course it could be the transmission "computer" on the fenderwell area that could be loosing it's brain.
Said

Toronto, Canada

#10 Jan 22, 2010
Did you have the transmission overhauled before? I gather since this is a 1996 you already changed or rebuilt the transmission. If it's a speed input/output sensor then it might not be as costly as the solenoid pack. Anyway, good luck and don't bother spending too much money on this 14 year old car.
Owen

Dryden, Canada

#11 Jan 28, 2010
The timing chain is going on my 2000 Intrepid and is making a bit of noise. Is there any way to quiet this down long enough to trade it where I bought it?
Said

Canada

#12 Jan 29, 2010
You got me there. I myself never experienced any problems with the timing chain. What is your engine size?
Owen

Dryden, Canada

#13 Jan 29, 2010
It's a 2.7 and they are famous for sludging up and now it's happening to mine. Thought maybe I could quieten it down long enough to trade it back where I got it. The rest of the car is immaculate.
Said

Canada

#14 Jan 29, 2010
Oh my God not 2.7!! You better find a way to trade back.
Good luck to you and I hope everything works out.
Derrick

Colorado Springs, CO

#15 Jan 29, 2010
most of you, if you pulled codes you would probably get p0700 - Transmission Control Malfunction. Problem sounds pretty common. Trasmission Control Module cost about 160$ bucks so up to you!
Said

Canada

#16 Jan 30, 2010
Well, with mine that was not the case. I took it to one garage they said it's input/output sensor switch. After changing that the problem remain. So I took it to a transmission shop who charged me $ 1200.00 for rebuilding the transmission. They said they also changed the solenoid pack.
So far it's ok with the exception of the light staying on.
Said
Mike

Calhoun City, MS

#17 Jan 31, 2010
WOW i cant believe that everybody problem seems similar as mine...I have a 99 intrepid and the engine light is on and dionastic test says I need an oxygen sensor...but it seems as it wont switch gears sometimes...im thinking about trading it in seriously before i run into any other problems
Said

Etobicoke, Canada

#18 Jan 31, 2010
Yes everybody with an Intrepid would have the same problem because that's the way Chrysler had designed and engineered the transmission system. It's meant to be "biodegradable"!!
If you can trade it in, do it. To get rid of the light temporarily you can unhook the battery cables and then rehook them.
Trade it in at a Chrysler dealership to pay them back.
Owen

Dryden, Canada

#19 Feb 2, 2010
The 2.7 stopped rattling and ticking long enough to trade it in where I bought it. She's gone, my problem is solved.
Bob

Coeur D Alene, ID

#20 Feb 16, 2010
I got a 1994 dodge intrepid and i am having problems with it shifting into a higher gear, i seriously think its the shift solenoid but not 100% yet. I called and asked AAMCO a transmission shop what they think it is. They think its the shift solenoid or some switch im gonna take it to them for a free dio. test and hopefully i get good news!!! Anyone that lives near a AAMCO should get this test done just to be sure before you dump alot of money into your car i mean come on its FREE!!!!! Good luck everyone

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