1998 dodge intrepid transmission

transmissions

#1

My car was stalling, speedometer quit, transmission wouldn’t shift & the mechanic replaced the output speed sensor & it ran fantastic. 1 week later the engine light comes on again & now he tells me I need a new transmission, but the transmission is shifting great. What gives?


#2

Is the car running well at this point? Your post isn’t clear on this.

Step 1 is to find out why the “Check Engine” light is coming on. Many chain auto parts stores will do this for free. Post back with the exact code(s).


#3

Havent found an auto parts store in my area that will do this for free - yet. Taking to another mechanic Wed that is offering free diagnostics & I will post the result. Car ran great for one week. Went to leave one evening and it wasnt going into gear but it wasn’t stalling & the speedometer was working. When I went to take back to mechanic next morning, everything felt like it was running good but the engine light was on.


#4

Okay, took to an auto parts store. One of them white knuckle drives. Drove well for several minutes then went back to not shifting. Anyhow, the codes are P0750 - shift solenoid A malfunction and P0700 trans control sys malfunction.


#5

The solenoid pack can be replaced for $200 - $300, IIRC. However, having both of these codes leads me to believe the problem could be the electrical connection between the PCM (powertrain control module) and the transmission. There is a thick wiring harness between the two. The connections at the transmission end often het corroded.


#6

Sounds cheaper than a new transmission. Not much cash on hand these days. I’ll start making phone calls tomorrow. Thanks for your input. Helps a lot! You think of anything else please let me know.


#7

Most shops had nothing to say, just to bring it in. One did say it didn’t sound like the transmission was shot. None wanted to hear the codes, which I can understand. Who wants to tell you what they think it could be and then be wrong when the car comes in.