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98 Neon, unplugged battery now tranny seems like its out??

1998 Plymouth Neon. We bought a few hours ago, got it home (it ran great during test drive and on way home) when we got home we were cleaning it up, pulled battery, cleaned connections, etc and now it seems as if the tranny is out. Took it for a spin and it got stuck in 2nd gear, wouldnt shift up??? Ideas???

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Because you removed the battery this sometimes corrupts the CPU program so use a scanner to reset the CPU and see if that fixes the problem.

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SOURCE: 96 plymouth voyager no shift

you say the fluid looks good... that's great.
now next time your out drive for about ten good minuetes long enough for the transmission to get nice and warm and then pull over to nice level ground and with the vehicle in park check the fluid again. it's kind of hard to read because it always has a lot of bubbles on it and stuff. but it may be low on fluid.. good-luck ray

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Plymouth Voyager does not shift to 3rd gear when driving,3.3

It's in limp home mode. You'll have to check wire connections and electronic controls. If it has a vacuum modulator you can remove it and look for trans fluid on the vacuum hose side (meaning ruptured diaphram). Double check the parts you replaced as well, especially if they were used parts. My dad went through three speed sensors in one year on his Caravan. You should drop the pan after checking other components. It could be a bad relay, shorted module or wire. The three speed transmissions are much more reliable than the four speed overdrive transmissions but with age and miles things can go wrong and parts will wear out.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

SOURCE: 94 dodge neon auto tranny

Hi,

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: tranny stoped working no movement in any gears.

I know you don't want to hear this but the forward clutch pack has failed, that is either due to wear or a loose of hydraulic fluid pressure inside the trans, pull the pan and look for debris in the pan, if that is only normal small amounts of black goop then the problem is a failed seal in the pressure passages, in any case the trans has to come apart to fix it, so an overhaul will be required. this trans is prone to failure around 100,000 miles. my experience 40 years as an automotive tech, master certified automatic trans technician.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: my transmission is shifting late. it will not

On the side of the transmission you will see the selector shaft for the shifter cable and a smaller arm that goes to the throttle valve. It is most likely seized keeping the transmission in passing gear. A little penetrating oil and move it back and forth untill it frees up.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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