My 1998 Caravan Sport has started to shift hard from first to second after it's warmed up, but only under light load. If I give it a little gas and let it shift around 3500 - 4000 rpm, it shifts fine. I've changed the fluid every 30k miles since I bought it new. Could it just be a worn clutch? These 41TE/A604 trannies have a solenoid pack. Can that wear out? I'm trying to keep this thing alive for a few more years so my teenagers have something to drive.
It has the 3.3 liter engine (flex fuel), 201,000 miles and everything works.