I was driving last night and had to drop down speed because of going thru a small town, when I tried to speed back up I heard a kick from the transmission then the CEL came on. Now it is still on and its not going over 50 for me to drive it to get the code checked.
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It could be the cable binding up inside the sleeve or stuck detents inside the transmission. Try to find the cables under the hood, disconnect it from the transmission then try to move the shifter in the direction it was stuck before (side to side or up and down).
Hi, On many cars the ECU/ECM (computer) goes into 'limp mode' when the speedometer doesn't work, causing the car to run poorly. Most likely a speed sensor has failed on the transmission or other area of the car. You'll need to take it to a mechanic. If the Check Engine Light (CEL) is on, another option is to take it to a auto parts store to have the codes read, which are evident by the CEL being on. The code will advise which part has failed and then you can look it up for repair and cost options.
It sounds like you are either low on transmission fluid, or you have a shift solenoid or TCC Solenoid that is failing. Check the transmission fluid level when the engine is warmed up. If the fluid is at the correct level, see if your check engine light is on. If the CEL light is on, you probably have a failed Solenoid Valve. Have the code checked to find out which solenoid is faulty.
THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO ME TODAY!!!! I picked up my car last night after a week in the shop due to the computer going on the car. Several thousand dollars later, between the computer, the coils etc. now this! Taking my car the dealer first thing in the morning to figure out what the hell is going on. So aggrivated with one thing after another. Have you recently had the computer replaced?
the car is fitted with a fuzzy logic gearbox,computer controlled within the engine management system.it will try to make you drive as economically as possible taking into account the gas pedal possition/road speed and load.it will also adapt to your driving skills.
so if you drive in town all the time it will change at higher revs and out of town, if you accelerate gently,lower down the rev range.Try this.without using the gas pedal put the car in drive and let the car do the work,it will accelerate on its own upto 4th gear.
then try again, from stop, keeping your foot about 1/3rd down on the gas and let the car do the work try not to move your foot.then, if you can, drive using only a max of 1/3rd gas pedal all the time and you will find within 100 miles the car has adapted to this and your gas mileage will go thru the roof. also the car will adapt to high grade gas.adjusting engine output to match.
your alternator most likely went bad and you were just driving on battery power with out the alternator recharging back the battery when your voltage drops to around 7.5 volts then the van will die please dont try to drive home with out fixing alternator.