Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

chrysler 42RE auto overdrive trannies, common problem tranny?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by R72K5, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2001
    Posts:
    8,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    central IL
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2001
    Posts:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IL, USA
    Re: chrysler auto overdrive(AW4) trannies, common problem tranny?

    all chrysler autos are problematic.
     
  3. 3 on the tree

    3 on the tree 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Posts:
    3,970
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    gunnison colorado
    Re: chrysler auto overdrive(AW4) trannies, common problem tranny?

    I've been hammering on Chrysler products for over 30 years-only had one go south on me due to a bad pan gasket. I know from past posts certain people are prejudiced against autos, but one properly built and maintained will last as long as a manual, in my 30 years of experience.
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Posts:
    6,587
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sheridan, Michigan
    Re: chrysler auto overdrive(AW4) trannies, common problem tranny?

    [ QUOTE ]
    all chrysler autos are problematic.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    not all chrysler autos, mainly the ones ive seen go out are the 46re/rh when you put anything heaver than a 50 sand bag in the back of the truck.

    every auto will go out eventually, the driver dictates how long it lasts.

    randy, i replied to your other post /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. atho

    atho 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Posts:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wayne County, Ohio
    Re: chrysler auto overdrive(AW4) trannies, common problem tranny?

    [ QUOTE ]
    all chrysler autos are problematic.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    ever heard of the TF727? Didn't think so. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2001
    Posts:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IL, USA
    Re: chrysler auto overdrive(AW4) trannies, common problem tranny?

    [ QUOTE ]
    [ QUOTE ]
    all chrysler autos are problematic.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    ever heard of the TF727? Didn't think so. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yes....

    I really meant all modern Chrysler autos.
     
  7. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Posts:
    17,540
    Likes Received:
    925
    Location:
    Massachussetts
    Re: chrysler auto overdrive(AW4) trannies, common problem tranny?

    The old tourquflight 727's were probably the best automatic made,rivaled only by the TH400--but the FWD automatics in the dodge caravans and "K" cars were a POS--especially the 1990-91 ones--I can buy several nearly mint caravans and plymouth voyagers for 500 or less at one salvage yard I visit often,only thing is they all need a new tranny,and there is none to be found,seems all of them are in the boneyard due to tranny problems.A new or rebuilt one at a dealer is about 2 grand,so everyone junks them instead..
    I think the automatics were a lot better in the "good old days" when they had no computer controls,lock up tourque converters,or overdrive.Maybe not as fuel efficient,but at least they'ed go 100,000 or more miles before croaking--many of the caravans I've seen only had 60-80,000 miles--granted they probably were never serviced,but I still consider that a low mileage to have total failure.I've seen several newer full size dodge trucks with junk tranny's too,at very low mileage--one guy is a contractor,treats his truck like a puff--only got 20,000 miles from brand new before the tranny died--he's on his third one under warranty right now--and the truck is for sale!. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  8. 6.2Blazer

    6.2Blazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Posts:
    4,675
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Ohio
    I have personal experience with lot's of newer Chrysler automatic trans, and the 42RE was by FAR the most problematic one of the bunch......that's also probably why it has since been completely dropped from the line-up (replaced by either the 42RLE or 545RFE).
     

Share This Page