4th gear is overdrive. the computer locks out overdrive until the Transmission Fluid is up to normal operating temperature. once up to normal temp, the vehicle will shift into overdrive and all is well. there is only a problem if the vehicle does not shift into 4th AFTER reaching proper operating temperature. The thinking is that the transmission warms up faster in 3rd than it would in 4th (overdrive). I believe this type of control is due to environmental laws, or fuel consumption considerations. what confuses me is that the recommended operating procedure when towing or hauling is to manually lock out overdrive in an effort to keep trans fluid cooler. here you have specia controls built into the vehicle to warm up tans fluid faster by using 3rd gear. then, once up to normal temp, you need to lock out 4th because trans fluid will run cooler in 3rd. very odd. I been trying to find out why this is for a long time.
Why is 92 Dodge Colt gear shift hung in fourth gear?
Probaby a sensor.
No it does not.
A Dodge Stratus shifting problem might begin because of dirty transmission fluid. This problem could also be caused by damage to the transmission due to wear and tear or low fluid.
Bad Throttle Position Sensor
you can't. the mileage signal is integral to the transmission shifting
It's in park or netural. It has no fluid in it. the engine is off. the linkage is disconnected.
A lot of these vans had software upgrades for trans shifting issues. The dealer can "flash" new software into the computer.
change the transmission not the motor
what problems,need more information
There is a "belly pan' under the intake that commonly blows gaskets causing oil consumption, idle problems, heater shifting to default, etc, etc. Remove the intake and reseal..
Yes a Chevy can out power a Dodge...But its all in the driver not the car. Fourth Generation Dodge Viper could kick your asses