When I drive my car for about 5-7 miles and come to a stop, on restart the transmission will not shift it gets stuck in 2nd gear after I stop the car for an hour and drive again at 45 mph its shifts fine?????
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Re: Transmission won't shift
The car is going into what is called "limp mode". It's detecting a problem of some sort that is drivetrain-related (which could mean a faulty sensor or transmission controller, or a fault with the engine), and it's locking the transmission into second gear to protect it from excessive road speed and RPM. Do you have a check-engine light on? Whether you do or not, you may have a stored fault code in the car that can be read with a code scanner, and if so, that'll be a good starting point. If you can get the car scanned, it'd help a lot - post back up with what you find out and we'll take it from there.
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Mar 5, 2011 - Before guessing at transmission problems, check the fluid level (car warmed up, ... that do not show up as PCM codes (like shift A&B solenoid failures, for example). ... 1-2 shift is delayed and harsh, may not shift into OD: Check TPS for ...goes into 3rd gear: Reaction planetary is worn out due to high miles or ...
Check the transmission fluid.make sure the car is at operating temperature and in park.go to parts store and buy transmission filter kit. automatic transmission works on fluid pressure if it is restricted the tramsmission won't shift right.the fluid and filter are to b changed usually between 40 to 50k miles
CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL FIRST BUT IT SOUND LIKE YOU NEED A FLUID AND FILTER CHANGE IF TRANSMISSION FILTER STOPPED UP TRANSMISSION PUMP CAN DRAW FLUID THROUGH CLOGGED FILTER.WHEN ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION GET HOT FLUID WILL GET HOT AND THIN ENOUGH TRAVEL THROUGH FILTER SO CAR CAN SHIFT INTO OVER DRIVE.DO A FLUID AND FILTER CHANGE SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
P1776 is the only code you need to be concerned with it a problem with the solenoid back (not the transmission valve body) Also did you recieve the transmission reflash that the dealer are supposed to do? And this is why you are dealing with a delay engagement (by the way its not second gear its 3rd)
DATE: January 22, 2005
THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 21-007-04, DATED MAY 11, 2004, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDES, ADDITIONAL MODEL YEARS.
SUBJECT: Transmission Delayed Engagement
OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves replacing the front pump assembly in the transmission and checking the Transmission Control Module (TCM) for the latest software revision level.
your shifts correctly, as your driving it downshifts and stay stuck at that gear when u stop and try to take off but intell u turn off your car and restart it it shifts correctly intell a few mins later. i am thinking that is a speed sensor (out signal problem) mounted on top of your transmission next to the battery tray, you will see couple of cable linkages next to it ...
That means the transmission is going into Limp mode - something's wrong that is making the car believe it can be damaged by the speeds the upper gears will allow you to reach. For starters, check the fluid level (or just change it - it's not a bad idea), and disconnect the battery for an hour or so to put the ECU into relearn mode - this will clear current fault codes and allow you a fresh start to see if the condition reappears, or if it was a fluke failure of some part that caused the car to repeatedly go into limp mode.