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i just got my car back from town dodge in north bergen (great guys, by the way, if you need service). my check engine light went on two days ago...and my car was bucking. yes, bucking, like a slipping trans...and i have a whopping 7,000 miles.

long story very short, my trans had moisture in it. the trans is a SEALED unit from the factory, and this should not happen. that being said, the service guys said they had a few cars with the same problem come in lately. they suspect the system had moisture from the factory but it took some time for it to become a big enough problem where it effects the system. the trans ended up only needing to be flushed out and refilled with clean fluid. soooo, im just putting this info out there, should anyone run into a similar problem. ciao
 

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i just got my car back from town dodge in north bergen (great guys, by the way, if you need service). my check engine light went on two days ago...and my car was bucking. yes, bucking, like a slipping trans...and i have a whopping 7,000 miles.

long story very short, my trans had moisture in it. the trans is a SEALED unit from the factory, and this should not happen. that being said, the service guys said they had a few cars with the same problem come in lately. they suspect the system had moisture from the factory but it took some time for it to become a big enough problem where it effects the system. the trans ended up only needing to be flushed out and refilled with clean fluid. soooo, im just putting this info out there, should anyone run into a similar problem. ciao

This is actually a known problem, there's even a TSB on this so that dealer should have known all about. The moisture apparently gets in past the filler tube seal, either from condensation from the A/C or driving in wet weather/puddles. If they didn't fix the underlying problem (fill tube seal) it's gonna do it again.
 

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Mine had the same problem. I had all of 300 miles on my car. The parts were taking forever to get. I raised enough hell that they pulled a tranny from a new car on the lot and put it in my car.
 

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Mine had the same problem. I had all of 300 miles on my car. The parts were taking forever to get. I raised enough hell that they pulled a tranny from a new car on the lot and put it in my car.

I would hate to be the poor sucker who gets that "new" car with your rebuilt tranny.
 

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ilmanzo31 said:
i just got my car back from town dodge in north bergen (great guys, by the way, if you need service). my check engine light went on two days ago...and my car was bucking. yes, bucking, like a slipping trans...and i have a whopping 7,000 miles.

long story very short, my trans had moisture in it. the trans is a SEALED unit from the factory, and this should not happen. that being said, the service guys said they had a few cars with the same problem come in lately. they suspect the system had moisture from the factory but it took some time for it to become a big enough problem where it effects the system. the trans ended up only needing to be flushed out and refilled with clean fluid. soooo, im just putting this info out there, should anyone run into a similar problem. ciao
Not cutting you short..But,this has SO many threads on this..wow..
Even happened to me w/1780 miles on car...got NEW Tranny.
 

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they didn't replace the trans, and after two days, i feel it shifting properly again. from chrysler, the way they try to fix it, is: drain, flush it three times, and replace the filter and seal......"as per bulletin #21-011-05." at least my car still looks bad-ass :)
 

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Well, knock on wood; I haven't had any problems with mine yet. Hopefully I won't. I decided to put a DCX 4yr./100,000mi. extended warranty on it just because of some of these type of problems.
I probably won't have any problems like this now, since I DO have the warranty. It'll be good piece of mind though.
 
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