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How to stop a car manual if i am in a 2nd gear?

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  • Stephen Davids May 11, 2010

    are you asking how to stop a car while your in 2nd gear? did gears go out? is there symptoms of the clutch going out? is your car demonstrating any difference in driving?

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Maybe you try to press the clutch pedal,then shift the trans. lever to first gear,apply the parking brake gradually,

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Sounds like your transmission is in limp mode. This is a fault mode in which the transmission either loses electrical power or the PCM deactivates all of the electronics. The transmission will default to max line pressure. The driver will have Reverse and 3rd, with manual 2nd available by putting the gearshift in 2 or 1 (doesn't matter). 1st, 4th, and TCC lockup will not be available. It will not hurt the car to drive it like this for short periods, but use manual 2nd to get the car moving, and be aware that the trans will generate more heat than normal while operating in limp-home mode due to increased torque converter slippage during 2nd gear starts and no lockup in 3rd gear.

The other from what you described, trans shifts 2nd to 3rd by itself in D or OD and locks the converter : ShiftA solenoid failed. Easy fix in the pan. Or a wiring problem from PCM to trans.. or PCM.

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