Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arlington Texas
Limp mode = common
Limp mode is common on ALL Chrysler vehicles with 42LE and 41TE transaxles, the design is basically the same on each, the only difference being the 42LE is designed for longitudinal FWD cars (LH cars like the Intrepid) and the 41TE is for transverse engines, neon, stratus, cirrus, sebring, minivans, etc.
Here's what the names mean, take for example a 42LE: 4 forward gears, load rating 2, longitudinal, electronic control.
The 42LE is also known as the A606, the 41TE is also known as the A604.
The newer trannies hold up better. I'd do a scan on that transaxle controller to see if it's serious or not. Limp mode can mean anything from a bad sensor, shift solenoid or a tranny that's about to drive its last mile!
You can't scan the transaxle controller by using the key method or handheld OBD scanner from Autozone, the only code you might get is P0700: general transaxle fault. The scan needs to be done at the dealer or at a tranny shop.