So I had mentioned a while back that the original TCM (Part#4606105) for my 1995 Cirrus would randomly fail causing limp mode. Dealerships and Transmission shops dismissed it and said it would require a transmission rebuild even though the transmission was already rebuilt at 90k miles by the previous owner and sold it to me for the price of the rebuild. I had been using the TCM salvaged from my wrecked 1999 model but I had no gear indicators, back up lights, or the ability to manually shift into 3 or L due to the redesign in 1996 that replaced the separate safety and range switch with a range sensor. Besides these issues the transmission has shifted perfectly for the past year with no limp mode and the car has drove fine for 20k miles with no issues with the '99 Cirrus TCM installed.
I had discovered I can get a rebuilt TCM from the dealership but it would be $296 not including installation and flashing would have been even more $$$ which I was not willing to pay.
Doing some research online and looking around at some salvage yards I managed to discover that the Chrysler Built Minivans from 1993-1995 (Town & Country, Plymouth Voyager, Dodge Caravan) use the same transaxle as the 1995 Cirrus/Stratus and were quite plentiful in availability. I picked up a 1995 Caravan TCM (Part#4686606) for a mere $25 and it has been working flawlessly with no limp mode issues and I have all the functions that I would have had with the original TCM, in fact I noticed the Cirrus actually shifts smoother and quieter getting down the road now. $25 well spent! I will still keep the '99 TCM as a emergency backup.
Thought I would share.
Edited by sgtmyers88, 16 January 2015 - 12:49 AM.