I think those Caravans had the junk 4 speed ultradrive electronic transmissions. Think my 92 New Yorker with the 3.3 had the same. I had one die at about 78k and then after it was rebuilt, I would still sometimes get a lurching/slamming into the next gear at low speeds around 30-40 mph at times. Yeah, it kinda felt sometimes like a trailer being towed was kicking me. Don't know about yours, but my transmission used to run hot as heck. I'd pull the dipstick to check the fluid and the fluid would be so hot it was hard to touch with your fingers. I installed one of those Hayden transmission coolers. Real easy, cost about $40. Big difference. Dropped that trannsmission fluid temp down. Made the engine run a few degrees warmer because that was attached right in front of the radiator, but nothing big. I got rid of the car in 2001 with 127k and I still see it driving around my neighborhood. Has over 200k on it!
Former 2001 Chrysler Intrepid SE owner
Currently own a 2012 Ford Focus