Q: My vehicle 2000 grand caravan. Wont shift into 2nd gear i have low when put in 3rd to try coming up through the gears it wont shif

asked by on

My van wont shift into 2nd gear I have replaced shift selinoid pack input and output speed sensors could it be my transmission control module or torque converter

My car has 234000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. When having issues shifting, the first thing you want to do is check the level of your transmission fluid. The hydraulic fluid is what allows the gears to be changed, and it is a very sensitive system if low on fluid. If you have not done a transmission filter and fluid change in the last 100,000 miles, then it is time to do one. This will also let you know if the fluid is burned, or has other signs of a bigger problem. It also allows you to inspect the bottom of the transmission once the pan is off and the fluid is drained out. The fluid and pan can then be inspected for metal shavings or signs that the transmission has failed. While it is technically possible that your control module could be failing, you would be having other issues as well. It is unlike your torque converter considering the symptoms, but considering the mileage on the vehicle, it is difficult to say without further inspection. For more help, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My vehicle 2000 grand caravan. Wont shift into 2nd gear i have low when put in 3rd to try coming up through the gears it wont shif

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: To much fuel and not enough air flow.

This sounds like a MAF (mass air flow) sensor problem. As you may already know, this regulates the flow of air into the engine allowing the proper air/fuel mixture to be injected into the engine. When this is faulty, I...

Q: I missed a shift from 3d to 4th and over-revved the engine. There is now a misfire in every cylinder.

Unfortunately, this could mean you have bent some valves. The best test for this is to put air pressure into each cylinder and see where it leaks from. You can utilize an expensive leak down tester or simply modify a...

Q: Car cuts off when put in drive, doesn't go backward - 2007 Chrysler Pacifica

Hello. A common fault with your vehicle is the torque converter clutch not releasing properly. This causes stalling when shifting to Drive or Reverse. If you need someone to come to your car, a mobile expert from YourMechanic can come...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.