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Tranny stuck in limp mode

My trans is stuck in limp mode.i replaced the tranny filter and toped off the fluid and it still is not shifting but as soon as i downshift into second then it down shifts like it was in drive but it wont go pass 20mph unless i down shift to second.i was told it mite be in limp mode or is there a sensor that is bad

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Sounds like to prndl switch may be malfunctioning.
gear selector switch, which tells the transmission which gear it is in.

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Transmission is stuck between 1st and second in limp mode


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My trans is stuck in second gear. Is that what


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On a 2001 dodge intrepid with a 2.7, whether you put it into drive or reverse it does nothing...this started when drivin on day it went into a limp mode...got it home and parked and when i later tried to...


limp mode as in computer limp in mode?check the trans fluid is it dark looking?, Need more info. Did you have the trans fluid changed recently? The reason i ask is when you change the trans fluid way after its do the new trans fluid is detergent type and fresh fluid can put the transmission in shock(Trans Shock). This can wipe out a transmission in 5 miles or so seen it too many times. Let me know how it goes. Lee

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Trans HOLD light flashing and shifting hard . cheaked trans fluid , level was low but toped up and still shifts hard and hold light flashing


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I own a 1990 mitsubishi eclipse automatic 2.0l -wont shift into first, forth, or fifth gears(stuck in second and third gear) i replaced the tranny filter and toped the fluids and they are level, but the...


I expect you are having internal issues within the tranny. There are valves within in that, from time to time, may fail. Soory to say but from this vantage point I suspect you'll need to drp the tranny and rebuild or replace with another used/rebuild.

I hope this may have asisted you,
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Limp mode


Have u checked w/ scan tool for codes? If not, have garage, dealer, or parts store (free service at most parts stores) check for stored codes, and as u know, Chrysler is known for their c_rappy trannys,. I just had mine rebuilt at 125k (I changed the fluid and filter every 30k, but still failure). Limp mode is to protect from further damage, so something is going on. If no stored codes, drop the trans pan, check for metal in pan and on magnet, color of fluid, burnt odor? Let me know what u find. good luck

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