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94 Lebaron GTC 2nd gear limp in mode

94 Lebaron GTC, Car warms up and all is fine until you stop and car stays in 2ND gear. Turn off key and problem goes away for a very short time. No codes. Transmission shop no help.

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It has an electical problem. You need to take it to the dealership if you want it diagnosed correctly. It will need to be in limp in, and don't turn the car off as this is clearing the code out of the computer. Leave it running, tell the service advisor your situation and not to turn it off till someone can hook the scan tool to it. This will give them the cause of limp in, and should be able to be resolved after.

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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.

Thank you for using fixya and have your Safari scanned for the DTC codes that would indicate what issues your transmission is having to put you in to limp mode.

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Thank you for using fixya and good luck

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As your vehicle warms, the exhaust pressure builds and can't properly escape through the catalytic converter. When you turn the vehicle off, the pressure slowly releases, and when restarted it will run ok again until the pressure builds.

I would replace the catalytic converter, and that should resolve your issue.

I hope this information helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.

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