Dodge Caravan 2002 transmission

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#1

My automatic transmission won’t stay in park. I force the shift lever into park to remove the key. When I restart the van the indicator shows that I’m in reverse. sometimes the vehicle rolls back and makes a ratcheting sound. This is the second transmission in the vehicle. The origional went out at about 120,000. The remanufactured transmission has about 55,000 miles on it.


#2

You definately need to get the park mechanism checked. Your issue could be anything from a linkage to the park pawl itself. It would be impossible for us to tell you exactly what it is without looking at it first. Get it checked, this is a safety issue. Until then, make sure your parking brake works.

transman


#3

Thanks for the info. I just found out the my parking brake is frozen too. Looks like it time to spend some bucks.