2005 Chrysler Town & Country transmission stays in Park

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towncountry

#1

I have a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country with 218000 miles, 3.3 L V6 w/automatic transmission. Trany rebuilt 48,000 miles ago with new solenoid. Occasionally , with the engine running, I put the shifting lever in Drive or Reverse or any other gear, and the transmission does not engage. It stays in Park. I return the shifting lever to Park and turn off the engine. Then I rock the van back and forth against the parking pawl several times and then start the engine. Then when I move the shifting lever to Drive or Reverse the Trany engages those gears. After several miles (30-100), the same problem occurs. Shifting lever moves to Drive or Reverse but trany does not engage. Once again I can rock the van against the parking pawl and Trany will engage. What could be the cause and how is it rectified? Can it be repaired w/trany installed or does the Trany have to be removed and disassembled? This is an intermittent problem. The gear shift lever always moves but periodically the Trany does not engage.


#2

What happens if you put in low?


#3

Happens in all gears. Thanks