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Automatic transmission is stuck in 2nd gear (limp mode)

Vehicle will only select 2nd gear regardless of gear leaver position 95 chevy 2500

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  • bocktree Jan 02, 2009

    linkage good, fluid & filter new, have reverse, only forward gear is second, no matter what possition the linkage is in. How do we get tranny out of limp mode?

  • realangus Jan 14, 2009

    I have a truck with the same problem ,95 2500 chevy pickup stuck in 2nd gear.,i gona take my  truck  to the shop tomorrow,if they fix the prob. ill post the results. the next day. bye...


  • modsled Mar 02, 2009

    Only forward gear is 2nd. i have reverse, and it seems to be shifting fine, no slipping. Has anyone figured out what is causing this yet?

  • SPAZZYGAZZY Apr 21, 2009

    FIAT PUNTO 16V SPEEDGEAR SEMIAUTO,GEARBOX MAY HAVE GONE INTO LIMP MODE,AS IT HAS GONE FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 3 MONTH,HOW DO WE GET IT OUT OF LIMP MODE?IT WILL REVERSE NORMAL BUT WONT GO FORWARD,JUST OVER REVS.

  • s60six May 11, 2010

    is the linkage ok?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    All gears work except 2nd gear

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Most newer vehicles  have transmission control modules,that go to a default of 2nd or 3rd gear when they go bad!  I had a 91 plymouth stuck in 3rd gear because of this module! could be your problem!    when mine went out, it smelled like something electrical burned inside the the passenger cabin! I would check all the electrical connections on the transmission first    good luck   

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