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Chrsker viyager 2008 fan comes on and car goes into limp home mode. Put on diagnostic and fault code p0218 transmission fluid overtemperature sensor came on. What should i do? .

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You can buy a car diagnostic tool for your car ,to see the detail of the questions .

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SOURCE: limp home mode

You need to scan for engine trouble codes. Most parts stores will do this for free, and tell you what they mean and make recommendations on what to do. The 'limp mode' kicks in to prevent damage to the vehicle when the computer gets data that something is wrong.. When you shut it off, it's temporarily reset, but then the cars computer is signaling there is still a problem, and it goes back into limp mode. If you have any questions after getting the codes 'read' , post questions and code #;s here for help. Good luck.

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SOURCE: BMW (e39 1999) eml and asc lights and in limp mode

Check the ABS brake sensors in your wheels, if they are not functioning properly. It will trigger the computer to engage the ASC auto stability control light as the asc uses the brakes to assist in control. I will also engage the EML engine management light to slow the rev point to limp mode

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SOURCE: Holden rodeo 99 3.2v6 4l30e code 82 and going into limp mode

the tcm may be faulty or has a loose ground, try swaping in another if you can get one borrowed or a cheap used one from a salvage unit

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