Dodge Journey Transmission Problems & Cost | A604 | 62TE

The surprisingly popular Dodge Journey was originally equipped with the A604 (41TE) transmission – the late model 2008+ Dodge Journey was equipped with the 6-speed 62TE transmission. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Dodge Journey transmission problems, look at cost estimates and figure out what you can do about them.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

Dodge Journey Transmission Models

Up to 2008 Dodge Journey: A604 (41TE) Transmission
2008+ Dodge Journey: 62TE Transmission

Dodge Journey Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate

Pricing varies by model. To be 100% sure on pricing, have your VIN# handy and use our Get An Estimate feature to look up your transmission by VIN#.

Replacement Dodge Journey Transmission Prices:

TransmissionStreet Smart TransmissionAutozoneAdvance Auto PartsDealer Retail
41TE (A604)1530148015492800
62TE2440283028993330

What are the DTC codes related to Dodge Journey transmission problems?

Trouble CodeDescription
P0716Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance 
P0721Output Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0726Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance
P0729Gear 6 Incorrect Ratio
P0731Gear 1 Incorrect Ratio
P0732Gear 2 Incorrect Ratio
P0733Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio
P0734Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio
P0735Gear 5 Incorrect Ratio
P0736Reverse Incorrect Ratio
P0740Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction
P0750Shift Solenoid 'A'
P0755Shift Solenoid 'B'
P0760Shift Solenoid 'C'
P0765Shift Solenoid 'D'
P0791Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit
P0792Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0841Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “A” Circuit Range/Performance
P0845Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit
P0846Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit Range/Performance
P0848Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit High
P0850Park/Neutral Switch Input Circuit
P0868Transmission Fluid Pressure Low
P0869Transmission Fluid Pressure High
P0870Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “C” Circuit

Dodge Journey Transmission Recalls

None Found

Dodge Journey Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

None Found

Common Dodge Journey Transmission Problems

Delayed forward and/or reverse engagement with a double ‘bump’ sensation – 41TE transmission
Problem – Drivers may notice a significant delay when they shift into Drive or Reverse. They may also experience a series of ‘bumps’ or ‘bucks’ when the selected gear does engage.
Solution – The retainer that separates the lockup control valve and the TCC accumulator valve may need to be replaced.

PRNDL lights malfunction – 41TE/42LE transmission (1996>)
Problem – The PRNDL lights in the driver information center (in the gauge cluster) may work properly when the vehicle is shifted into reverse, overdrive, drive and low. However, they may malfunction when the vehicle is shifted into Park or Neutral. There may be no diagnostic trouble codes or apparent transmission problems.
Solution – There may be an issue with the ignition switch, or a short in the related wiring.

Speedometer reading when the vehicle is not moving – 41TE transmission / 41TES transmission
Problem – Drivers may notice that the speedometer can jump to over 20 mph while the vehicle is stopped in gear. There may also be a jerking sensation that feels like a 1-2 shift. Gear changes may also feel unusually rough.
Solution – The most common cause of these 41TE transmission problems is a malfunctioning alternator. However there could also be a wiring problem related to the output shaft speed sensor OSS signal going back to the TCM.

Engine stalls while in Drive or during coast down – 62TE transmission
Problem – Drivers may experience an engine stall when they place the gear selector into Drive. They may also notice that the engine starts to run excessively rough or stalls when they are coasting to a stop.
Solution – These 62TE transmission problems may be caused by mechanical failure with the electronically modulated converter clutch variable force solenoid / EMCC VFS solenoid, which can cause the torque converter clutch to engage when it shouldn’t. To fix the problem, the EMCC solenoid will have to be replaced.

Transmission shifts into neutral on the 1-2 shift – 2007+ 62TE transmission
Problem – Drivers may notice that the vehicle shifts into neutral upon the 1-2 shift. This may cause the vehicle to go into limp mode, where the transmission becomes locked in 3rd gear. In some cases, the vehicle may not move and will require the engine to be shut off and restarted before limp mode can be activated.
Solution – These 62TE transmission problems are often caused by worn sealing ring lands on the low clutch housing. To correct this condition, place the housing and possibly the piston from the direct clutch.

Lack of Response
Leaking Fluid
Low Fluid
Burning Smell
Grinding or Shaking
Whining, Clunking or Humming
Refuses to Go Into Gear
Torque Converter Issues
Valve Body Issues
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
Gears Slipping
No 3rd or 4th Gear
No 1st or 2nd Gear
No Reverse
Dragging Clutch
Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Dodge Journey can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

How often does a Dodge Journey transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Dodge Journey transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation, along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Dodge Journey transmission last for between 130,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.

How are Dodge Journey transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Dodge Journey transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.

How is a Dodge Journey transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Dodge Journey transmission, the truck has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed.

Recommendations for Dodge Journey transmission issues?

To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Dodge Journey transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Dodge Journey Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Dodge Journey Transmission

The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Dodge Journey Transmission

Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or rebuilt transmission. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Dodge Journey Transmission

Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

What Problem Does Your Dodge Journey Have?

Let us know the year, mileage and problem you’re having as well as any trouble (OBD) codes you’ve found. If you’ve been given a quote or paid for a repair, we’d like to hear about that too!

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Carllos

Code po765

Tim jones

2014 dodge journey shuddering from 50 to 70 mph under acceleration. ??? Torque converter or sticky valve gets worse the hotter it gets.

Matthew

Hi my dodge journey transmission slips then grabs then slips all most like it’s low on oil but I’m sure it’s not what could it be any ideas

Butt

Could be the clutch packs in the trans

Dshearer

2011 Dodge Journey
Bought at 99,000 miles. Today at 141,000 miles car made a grinding sound, went into limp mode and lost the transmission. No warning. 🙁
Deciding if its worth a fix….

Rod

I had the same issues with my 2010 I bought an updated pcm and it fixed it hope that helps

Josh

Just bought a 2014 with 100,000 miles on it (don’t laugh)……Anyway, 800 miles in after the purchase, first I was getting the sort of bumpy shifting and sort of a bump when coming to a stoplight. Shortly after this, started to get some slipping and finally, slipping out of gear to the point I have to pull over, turn it off, wait a few min then start and go but that only lasts for a mile or so then a repeat of what happened before. Before all this happened, I watched the transmission temperature go up and up from 150 to 190 and at about 190 the engine light came on. The temp got to a high of 200….Getting our mechanic to come out and plug it in today. Fingers crossed but it may be f**ed!

James

What was the problem

raymond weich

I have a 2009 dodge journey rt. Will low voltage stop transmission from shifting

Kenny...Trans specialist 40 years

for sure…will cause many types of complaints..dirty grounds alsokenny

Hesserdude07

2014 Dodge Journey AWD w the v6 with 94,000. Torque converter went out, took 3, 4 and 5th gear out of the transmission, the now dirty fluid ruined the pump and cooler. Shop quote was $4,200 to fix it.

Brandi

My friend has a 2016 Dodge Journey 2.4L and the transmission will not shift. She cannot go over 20 mph. This only seems to happen after she goes through an automatic car wash. Last time they replaced the shift solenoid as they had code P0750 and this time the codes are U0100 and U0101.

Chris

Why does my 2009 Dodge journey rt shut off when I put it on drive … On reverse it stay on but when I put it on drive it shuts off …

Steve

I have a 2013 dodge journey sxt/ 3.6/ all wheel drive, with 40,000 miles. The transmission would slip or be in the wrong gear, and sometimes a little rough shifting from park to drive. Check engine light came on and code 868/ low pressure came up. My mechanic changed the filter and topped off fluid, and the light went off. After a couple of weeks the check engine light reappeared with the same code. A short time after driving the transmission is now stuck in 2nd gear/limp mode. A new code 1745 is now showing. I have an appt with the dealer to flush the old fluid and refill with factory fluid and new filter. Could it be a shift solenoid?

B B

Crazy I have both codes showing up on my joureny. Any luck getting it fixed

Travis at rebels mobile mechanic

Want shift overdrive have found fuse link bad and shift solenoid pack and still no change what should I do next it is 2010 dodge journey 2.4 my name is Travis

Mark Callan

Just purchased a 2013 Journey AWD 3.6 / 62TE The transmission sometimes seems “confused” when it shifts and clunks during slow downshifts. I live in a condo with a ramp to the underground parking. One day someone came out while I was going down the ramp and I had to back-up…It shook the whole vehicle from shuddering and slowly it moved backwards. I took it in to have it checked at the dealer I bought it from and they said no codes and no problems found…hmm. I have noticed a whistling sound like a vacuum leak that seems to sound louder when the transmission acts up. My question to you is…Is there a link between the vacuum leak and the transmission shifting?

Darryl

Car when trying to accelerate even semi aggressively revs up but doesnt go..like a govenor kicks on..this just started happening and drives normal if u dont get on it aggressively driving normally drives good even highway speeds no problem..no check engine light

Tiffany Lepine

My 2015 Journey is doing the same thing and it has 34k miles…

catherine Madden

Shops had car for 7 weeks. Codes said I need to have transmission work. Told computer was bad, told 2nd computer was bad, now on third. Told may need wire harness
Today was told it will not get out of third gear. Have not heard anymore. By what I read it must be in “limp mode”.