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This is a follow-up to my previous post about putting an A604 transmission into limp mode.  Back then I thought for sure there was a clutch problem or some kind of serious mechanical failure going on.  Back when I made this video I mentioned that I thought it was the torque converter (which it actually wasn't).  Listen to how it grinds away!

This whole issue ended up being solved simply by cleaning the contacts for the solenoid connector!

It's shown here with its cover off. Inside the connector's receptacle on the transmission there was a little rust, and with a wire brush I was able to clean off all the oxidation.

It's been running fine for a week now, having gone over 300 miles with no issue.

Posted on Monday, January 2, 2006 12:12 PM Automotive | Back to top


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anybody know anything about these trans in an allwheel caravan? help please !!!
van goes into limp home after it's warmed up. it will just make a noise and down shift into second/low. can't find any info about all wheel caravans.
Left by shelli on Jan 10, 2007 8:22 PM

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Hi there - any chance of the picture showing the contacts with the cover off? I can't see it on the webpage - says invalid hostname ? Thanks
Left by Shaun Anderson on May 26, 2007 11:26 AM

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I am not able to see the picture.
Can you send it to me in email.

Also, do you mean to say that all that problem of Transmission got fixed just cleaning the contacts for the solenoid connector!

Left by Pradeep on Aug 02, 2007 9:41 AM

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Do I need to become a member to see your trans noise video & pictures of the contacts you cleaned? My '95 Lebaron is doing the exact same thing. Trans is a '97 with almost no mileage. Fluid is red & looks brand new. Repaired under warranty from the dealer. Same noise. Pulls when cold only. I'll try the solenoid disconnect and see what happens.
Left by Jeff Duncan on Oct 13, 2007 4:37 PM

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Crysler has recalled a604 for that problem, so talk to your dealer about it.
Left by vlad on Apr 23, 2008 9:59 AM

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I would like video here is e-mail! Thank you!
Left by Laszlo on Sep 17, 2008 10:36 PM

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I'll try the solenoid disconnect and see what happens. 10/13/2007 4:37 PM | Jeff Duncan
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Do I need to become a member to see your trans noise video & pictures of the contacts you cleaned? My '95 Lebaron is doing the exact same thing. Trans is a '97 with almost no milea
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t will just make a noise and down shift into second/low. can't find any info about all wheel caravans.
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