Having problems with your 1995 Dodge Avenger ?

1995 Dodge Avenger. 2.0 liter 4 cyl. 166K miles. The automatic transmission will shift down into a low gear and get stuck there. Can't change with the shift lever, accel/decel, O/D switch, etc. Have to stop, turn off the engine and start again. Worse when hot. Or if its in the low gear at a stop, it is hard to accellerate. Seems to slip until it gets up to speed. Bought the car used, so not sure if trans has ever been serviced. Should I have the filter and fluid changed? Why does shutt

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 18-09-2017

Answers :

It could be a couple of different things. Getting the tranny serviced will for sure not hurt anything. If the fluid is dark and not a pink color, then I would have the fluid and filter changed. The automatic transmission relay could be bad. This would explain you having to shut the car off and it resetting. I would take it to a Transmission shop to have it serviced. If the check engine light is on then you can take it to Autozone and they will run a diagnostics on it and tell you if the transmission relay is bad. But if the check engine light is not on then if the damage is not already done, then a fluid and filter should help. But I am pretty sure that your automatic transmission relay is bad.
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