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When selecting "D", (Drive) shifts fine 1st,2nd,3rd, when shifting to 4th trans downshifts every time.

Looking for someone that has had experience with this problem. I have been reading this sight and hope that there is a DIY fix. (ie) Replace valve body with rebuilt unit, etc. Thanks for your help in advance! tim

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    "2002 vw jetta 1.8T with EYP code auto trans"

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Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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SOURCE: transmission won't shift to 2nd and 3rd gears goes from 1st to 4th.

Doesn't sound like a simple fix. I would suggest having it serviced.

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SOURCE: 1995 Chevy S10. The transmission (4L60E) has been

Imput drum is built incorrectly or bad imput drum. trans assembled correctly, put on trans x and if trans does not operate correctly I will ship you one for $1000 www.TransmissionGarage.com

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SOURCE: The transmission is hanging up in 2nd gear and not

The absence of 3rd and 4th is imposed by the transmission computer as a precautionary measure. The system has detected fault and rather than risk doing any greater damage has provided a limp home service. It needs to have a transmission specialist look it over and read the error codes. How do your transmission fluid levels look?

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