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Transmission issues (4 speeds)

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I am experiencing Transmission problems with my 1996 Dodge Caravan sport with 3.8L V6 and 41TE 4 Speed Transaxle. Just recently the Transmission has begun to slip into what feels like a false neutral while shifting from 2nd to 3rd, never engaging 3rd. Then, I will let off the throttle and it will kick back into 2nd. If I accelerate again it will do the same. After two or three failed attempts at engaging 3rd it will kick into Limp-in mode and stay in 2nd gear.
I am posting this in hope that someone may have had a similar symptom and may be able to shed some light on the cause.
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Yes is in the correct level, I changed it about 8 months and not leak
The batery is relative new, I bougth them in AutoZone about one year ago more or less
Yes atf+4, i dont know how Lucas treatment can solve my problem, the problem maybe is the tranny solenoids?
Edit: sometimes the instrument cluster don't work correctly, only work gas gauge and temperature, but the rpm and speed not work, this problem sometimes ocurr
Update: Today have gone to review the van, so verify with computer codes, well I went to 3 places, autozone, with my mechanic and a shop specializing in transmissions, and I was surprised that in the 3 places no could read the computer codes, now not is to do you recommend? I'm confused and I begin to despair me a little
but the check engine indicator is on, but to revise them does not give codes, previously my mechanic has reviewed them without any problem and also in autozone.
Thanks, now I'll go to another shop that specializes in transmissions after leaving work.
Update: today I went to another specialist workshop and first were revised codes, but not appeared any code, then the mechanic took a stroll un the car and a turned back and told me that he "apparently" appeared codes 53 and 54, which mean those codes? because I had no confidence in the way in which obtained the so-called codes
End: after carrying out by a specialist workshop, and fully revised electrical system, they determined that effectively transmission had an internal trouble and today I went to pick it up and runs as if recently taken new from factory, I hope it lasts another 200 thousand miles
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