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Brand: Minivan loses fluid and dashboard lights up

Q: We have 184,000 miles on our 2005 Chrysler Town & Country van with 3.8-liter engine. The other day my wife drove it down the block and didn’t notice the red path of oil on the road. She came back immediately when she noticed the van would only “rev up and not go.” The check engine light came on and she barely made back. I found that one of the hoses from the transmission control solenoid to the radiator had burst. This was an easy fix and I added 2.5 quarts of transmission fluid. The van runs and shifts normally. However, the check engine light remained on and my scan tool showed four codes — PO732, PO700, PO734 and PO700. I understand the 732 and 734 codes are for gear ratio misalignment and the 700 code is merely an informational code. My scan tool wouldn’t let me clear these codes but later that day the check engine light went off after about 30 miles of driving. Can the check engine light reset itself? Is there anything else I should be concerned about?

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