My van’s transmission won’t shift. The speedometer went out and all the lights are lit up around the gears on the gear selector. I made it home but it never shifted. Ever heard of this happening? Any ideas?
Probably not something you can fix yourself, but it should be the sender attached to the tranny has become disconnected. Might be a cheap fix. there is also a switch attached to the shifter that tells the tranny where to shift to and that might be bad. Again, not a terminal tranny problem. Usually you can rent a computer scanner from a auto parsts store and the scanner might just tell you what is wrong. That is where I would start.
It sounds to me like the Electronic Shift Control located inside the body pan. Chrysler has had problems with them usually around 110,000 miles. I know of atleast 7 mini vans that have all had this problem and were taken to Cascades in Jackson and repaired at no charge. These were fleet vechicles between 2001 and 2004. One had less than 70,000 when it happened.