I have a '92 Chrysler Dodge Dynasty 3.3 v6 and have a problem with it in drive. any suggestions?

Asked by Sep 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM about the 1992 Dodge Dynasty 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the car can go in reverse and it seems to be able to go forward for a couple of feet but maybe when it goes beyond first gear it gets stuck and doesn't budget. it'll rev up in drive and can still go in reverse but i have to turn the car off then on again to get a couple more feet out of it going forward.

there is a kind of pinging sound when the car is stuck in drive

there is ample transmission fluid.

i've heard of something called a Transmission control solenoid that may be something to look into

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it does sound like the solinoid,but it also could be a problem with the torque convertor

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so the decision is unanimous; all the local shops that made a guesstimate over the phone were in agreement meant that the transmission needs to be rebuilt. so i am now wondering what to do next. these guys are talking 15-16 hundred flat but how much would it be if i take out the transmission and get the parts myself. i would think the price would be significantly lower right? and the whole thing about it being an older car and me not having money to pour into it. is there anything that can mess up a transmission not having to do with wear and tear? can other parts of the car mess up the transmission again? if so i would have to get the car checked top to bottom ensure the transmission does go out do to faukty wiring or something.

I have a corporate account with auto part stores, and am a.s.e. certified, and honestly it would depend on parts your using for the rebuild, i.e. all new guts (parts like torque converter, new fly wheel or just the basics such as clutch gears, bearings, seals, trans pan etc. EITHER WAY THE ANSWER IS YES, you said the shops guesstimate was 1,700$ or around that, and the parts (depending on how thorough you want to get) will most likely out the door without corp. Account, is roughly 175$ (only damaged parts replaced and use the good parts to save money) to a TOTAL rebuild, which is roughly 700 $ including oil pan, but I'm living in tucson, Arizona and prices obviously differ from city to city. However good news is that trans is a "cake walk" unless you lose or misplace parts when you rebuild it, and it's time consuming and need study hands, and extreme caution not to damage the transmission housing or new parts when installed. I'm currently rebuilding a 2008 Chrysler town & country 3.8 liter engines 6 speed transmission, and it doesn't even have a trans dipstick. . It only has a plug with "dealer only" stamped on it, and this thing has been a challenge from the beginning and WOULD SUGGEST NOBODY UNTRAINED (UNCERTIFIED) WOULD EVER ATTEMPT A REBUILD ON ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE .. they are 500% more packed and so many small pieces, I'd be amazed if anyone tried it anyways and got it to EVER MOVE WITHOUT ASSISTANCE AGAIN. . but if you have done a rebuild on a trans like that, and had either success or feel any of the above is incorrect as stated, please correct me @ email. DrBluThndr@gmail.com so I can correct the misleading Intel and learn something new.. best of luck though.. and mostly, don't rely on ANY OF THE QUOTES THAT SHOPS WILL GIVE, the prices are way inflated and a lot of poor trans shops charge you for all new parts which didn't even get replaced, and you obviously wouldn't be able to see there deception as it's all internal. Just food for thought.. I'll be interested in how and what you decided to do, buy, take on yourself, and the end results after all said and done..

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