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TRANSMISSION 2000 STRATUS STUCK IN 2ND IN LIMP MODE AND WHINING

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Have the codes checked for the drivetrain. They should tell you if you need a sensor, or a transmission.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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Is check engine light on? if so it is going to say that either the input or output sensor on the transmission is bad, pretty common chrysler cars!!
Autozone carries these, thats how common it is!!
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Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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