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Never shifts out 2nd gear

2nd gear is the only gear that it has no first or drive

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  • D1SuperTech Mar 24, 2009

    i have the same issue on mine it never shifts out of second gear it seems to be the neutral safety switch as i had to by-pass it to even get the car to start but now its stuck in second i still have reverse but no first and no drive if anyone can give a deffinate explaination for this i would be greatful

  • D1SuperTech May 11, 2010

    oh also i do realize that by-passing the safety switch is not a smart thing to do im just using it for diagnosys purposes but is there a specific sensor that would cause this or would the neutral safety switch even cause this issue

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Hello, your transmission is in limp home mode. There is going to be a problem with the transmission that the computer has picked up on.
You will need to have a shop check codes for you. Please rate this answer.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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Here is some possible reasons why your transmission is having those problems .

* The gear shift linkage is binding
* There is an internal problem in the transmission
* The throttle cable is broken or disconnected
* The vacuum modulator on the transmission is faulty or the vacuum line is damaged
* The electronic transmission control circuit may be faulty

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: hard shift from 1st to 2nd gear automatic

what year is vehicle please ?? as people often put it in wrong catagory ,if its mazada 2007 then its dealer only as a computer controls it all and the software is factory encrypted to stop general garages from repairing it .But check for a vacumn pipe loose under bonnet ,thin rubber pìpe from inlet manifold to gearbor or a diaphram switch,

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SOURCE: Transmission won't shift from 1st to 2nd gear on it's own

Have someone scan the transmission for bad shift sensors.

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SOURCE: Shift problems in 95 chrysler concorde transmission

Sorry but if your reverse is having trouble you will probably have to replace or rebuild tranny like me. Otherwise try new filter and fluid first.

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SOURCE: Trouble shifting gears. Gears grinding while

YOU NEED TO TAKE YOUR TRANS OUT AND HAVE IT REBUILT, THE SYNCHROS ARE WORN OUT!!
THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE TROUBLE SHIFTING GEARS!!

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