Question about 2007 Suzuki Reno Hatchback
When I shift into drive a blinking D with a slash across it comes on. this does not happen with any other gear. What is this, is it covered under drivetrain warranty and how do I fix it.
For future reference it is the Transmission Range Selector. Cost about $50 bucks from the dealer and is NOT covered beyond the bumper to bumper warranty. Changed the sensor on the wife car twice already, happens anytime you press the accelerator before the transmission is fully in gear as there is a small delay between your gear selection and it strips the internals of the module. Relatively the blinking idiot light is telling you subtly that it is breaking, unfortunately this car has a dangerous safety feature that disengages the transmission completely at any speed to overt full transmission failure, good for the trans, not a good thing while driving 60 mph. If your Handy:1. Disconnect the flexible cable from arm before you start taking bolts out.
2. The center bolt is really a nut, 12mm slim short socket will get to this no problem. It will not come off easy until it is almost off. Also this nut is rounded/tapered on one side, this should face away from the Sensor when reinstalling.
3. The holes are oblong for a small range of adjustment. Gauge where the holes are currently aligned and install your new sensor in the same manner. I toke a picture just to be safe and then checked it twice.
4. Disconnect the electrical cable after you have removed the TRS from the shaft that it is on. During the install process it will be easier to put the cable on after you have the Sensor bolted down.
5. Install the new sensor once the old sensor is off. Reverse the steps taking your time as you go, it is fairly simple once you understand where everything is. After installing all the bolts do not torque them. Start and drive the car, not far, just making sure it shifts properly. If not loosen all the bolts and adjust fore or aft, it's really not allot of range for adjustment. I do not have Suzuki specs so my tightening the bolts was what i felt comfortable with, have had no problems thus far. This is how I changed mine and mine alone I accept no responsibility or repair cost as we are liable only for our own ignorance and stupidity, please use caution, safety and common sense. whenever in doubt, hire a QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Gear is slipping
this is something that a transmission shop will have to fix. also sounds like the sensor on shifting of transmission isnt receiving proper shifting signal.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
Buy a chilton's repair manual, and look at changing the shift sensor for your particular model. If you doing the work won't void your warranty, and it seems a task worth tackling, and you have the needed tools. I'd say DIY. But the warranty being voided is a big factor. You may want to check into that befor going any further.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
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