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Transmission malfunction notifier message on control panel. What does it mean? Transmission has been very jerky switching between gears, especially 1-2-3. It also sometimes revs up out of control as if it missed a gear shift. Last couple of days ''Transmission Malfunction'' Message has popped up. I've stopped driving, shut off the engine, started up and message disappears. Is my transmission failing? or is fluid low? I have no idea.

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I have a 2007 650 bmw the transmission malfunction light came on and then I cut the car off and then cut it back on and rode home it did not pop back up do anybody have a answer 4 me

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Check the fluid and all the wiring plugs going to the transmission.it is not uncommon for oil to drip onto a plug and cause bad readings,or vacuum lines that are cracked.

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Shifter is locked in park on a 2002 bravada that sayes on dash its in reverse


PRND321 Display
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the selected gear position as determined by the engine control module (ECM). The IPC - instrument panel cluster receives a serial data message from the ECM indicating the gear position. The PRND321 display blanks if:
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The ECM detects a malfunction in the transmission range switch circuit.


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The IPC detects a loss of serial data communications with the ECM. The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
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The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid


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The automatic transmission shift lock control switch

With the ignition in the ON position, voltage is supplied to automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Voltage flows through the normally closed contacts of the automatic transmission shift lock control switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is permanently grounded. This energizes the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid causing the transmission shift lever to be physically locked in the PARK position. When the brake pedal is pressed the contacts in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch open, de-energizing the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. This allows the shift lever to be move out of the PARK position.
The transmission range (TR) switch is part of the park/neutral position (PNP) and backup lamp switch assembly, which is externally mounted on the transmission manual shaft. The TR switch contains four internal switches that indicate the transmission gear range selector lever position. The PCM supplies ignition voltage to each switch circuit. As the gear range selector lever is moved, the state of each switch may change, causing the circuit to open or close. An open circuit or switch indicates a high voltage signal. A closed circuit or switch indicates a low voltage signal. The PCM detects the selected gear range by deciphering the combination of the voltage signals. The PCM compares the actual voltage combination of the switch signals to a TR switch combination chart stored in memory.
You need a Tech2 scan tool to diagnose this problem ! possible range sensor !

Sep 03, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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My car is stuck in gear.


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If we are talking about automatic transmission stuck in park position, then the problem is the solenoid switch that unlocks the gear shift lever when brake pedal is pressed. The switch is located behind the brake pedal.
When the problem is the solenoid the brake lights usually do not work.
A definitive test on the switch is done by jumping the switch contacts to bypass the brake pedal switch.

If the brake pedal switch is not the problem, or if an automatic transmission is stuck in a different gear, then the first step in troubleshooting is scanning the ECU (car computer) for codes. If there is a code P0700 stored, that means that more codes are stored in the TCM (transmission control module). The TCM is the computer module controlling the transaxle, and can be tested at any authorized garage. See: I get code p0700 after an OBDII scan.
There are many possible reasons for automatic transmission malfunctions. Most common reasons (that can also cause lock in one gear) are discussed here:My car does not shift in second gear.
If you are lock in park, check the pedal switch and brake lights as a first thing.

If you have a manual transmission stuck in any gear, it is usually the gear shaft broken or detached from the hub. In that case the gear shaft must be replaced.

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My 2004 buick rainer is stuck in park but dash board says its in drive how can i fix this


Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
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The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid


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The automatic transmission shift lock control switch
Can you or can you not take it out of park ?
Shift Lever Does Not Move with Brake Pedal Depressed
yes or no ?
PRND321 Display
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the selected gear position as determined by the engine control module (ECM). The IPC receives a serial data message from the ECM indicating the gear position. The PRND321 display blanks if:
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The ECM detects a malfunction in the transmission range switch circuit.


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The IPC detects a loss of serial data communications with the ECM.


You have a transmission range sensor or PCM problem , Need a professional grade scan tool to diagnose the problem , well that would be the easiest way to test .You should have all modules test for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes ! That would point you in the right direction ! I would suggest you google class 2 serial data communication network !

Aug 17, 2015 | Buick Cars & Trucks

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P0876, p0700, p0731, p0841


p0841 transmission fluid pressure sensor/switch "A" circuit range/ performance. p0876 transmission fluid pressure sensor/switch "D"circuit range performance. p0700 transmission control system malfunction. p0731 gear 1 incorrect ratio.

Aug 28, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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I need help asap 2003 Expedition code p0171 and code p0712 i have and idea of the 1st code but whats the secound code i really need help i dont want to take it to a shop where there going to charge me alot...


P0700 Transmission Control System

P0701 Transmission Control System Range/Performance

P0702 Transmission Control System -Electrical

P0703 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit

P0704 Clutch Pedal Position Switch -Circuit Malfunction

P0705 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)

P0706 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit Range/Performance

P0707 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit Low Input

P0708 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit High Input

P0709 Transmission Range Sensor/Switch Circuit intermittent

P0710 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit

P0711 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance

P0712 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input

P0713 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input

P0714 Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent

P0715 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit

P0716 input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance

P0717 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal

P0718 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent

P0719 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit Low

P0720 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit

P0721 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance

P0722 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal

P0723 Output Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent

P0724 Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit High

P0725 Engine RPM Input Circuit

P0726 Engine RPM Input Circuit Range/Performance

P0727 Engine RPM Input Circuit No Signal

P0728 Engine RPM Input Circuit Intermittent

P0729 Gear 6 Incorrect Ratio

P0730 Incorrect Gear Ratio

P0731 Gear 1 Incorrect Ratio

P0732 Gear 2 Incorrect Ratio

P0733 Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio

P0734 Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio

P0735 Gear 5 Incorrect Ratio

P0736 Reverse Incorrect Ratio

P0737 TCM Engine Speed Output Circuit

P0738 TCM Engine Speed Output Circuit Low

P0739 TCM Engine Speed Output Circuit High

P0740 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit

P0741 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Performance or Stuck Off

P0742 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Stuck On
P0743 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Electrical
Now i dont know a lot about automatics especially modern ones with all this fancy electronics thats used nowdays but i think its a fault with the temperature sensor for the gearbox.But where its located and what it looks like i have no idea it could even be mounted inside the gearbox .Sorry not a very good answer from a mechanic but?? very few of our europeon cars come with auto transmission .Evan when i do know whats wrong i cannot buy the parts for the gearbox as only re-con boxes supplied by the dealer so best advice is to try a specialist in auto box repairs only .PS some of my best students when i used to teach mechanics many moons ago were the girls so no excuses like iam only a girl please

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I have a 2001 vovlo s80 with the codes p1618 p0705 po733 how can i fix


PO705 is Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction. PO733 is Incorrect 3rd Gear Ration Information. P1618 means that the ECU and the TCM are not communicating properly. PO705 & PO733 can be related to P1618. Check the wiring going to the transmission. Look for a pinched wire from the car being put on a rack or possibly an accident you may have had recently. If you can find no problems with the wiring or connections then it is time to see a professional transmission expert. It may just be that the transmission has an internal problem.

Aug 13, 2011 | 2001 Volvo S80

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I have a 2004 Chrysler 300m with a 3.5l engine and getting a 0871 and 0700 code.


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Trouble Code: P0871 (3.5L V6 VIN G Auto)
A/T O/D Pressure Switch Circuit Malfunction


Trouble Code Conditions:
Engine started; vehicle driven in a forward gear, and the PCM detected that the O/D Pressure Switch circuit indicated open or closed at the wrong time.

Possible Causes:

  • Related DTCs may be present
  • O/D pressure is incorrect, or internal transmission faults exist
  • O/D pressure switch circuit is open, shorted to ground or power
  • O/D pressure switch is damaged or it has failed
  • TCM relay power circuit to O/D switch is open (loss of B+)
  • Intermittent wiring or connector problems exist
  • PCM or TCM has failed


Trouble Code: P0700 (3.5L V6 VIN G Auto)
Automatic Transmission Control System Malfunction


Trouble Code Conditions:
Ignition on or engine started. The PCM received a message over the CCD Bus from the Transmission Control Module (TCM) that it had detected a problem and set a trouble code in memory.

Possible Causes:

  • The presence of this code means the TCM detected a problem
  • TCM related Sensor has solenoid is damaged or has failed
  • This code is for information only - check for other TCM codes
  • TCM or PCM has failed

May 08, 2011 | 2004 Chrysler 300M

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P1646 how much to repair


P1512 Throttle Position Sensor Idle Switch Sense Circuit

P1513 Throttle Position Sensor Idle Switch Sense Circuit

P1514 Park/Neutral Position Switch High Load Neutral/Drive

P1516 Gear Change Park/Neutral Malfunction

P1517 Engine Cranking Park/Neutral Malfunction

P1607 MIL Output Circuit

P1608 Automatic Transmission

P1609 Internal ECM Error

P1641 Fuel Pump Relay No. 1

P1646 Fuel Pump Relay No. 2

P1739 Automatic Transmission

P1775 Transmission Control Module MIL Circuit

P1776 Torque Reduction Request Signal

P1777 Torque Reduction Circuit

P1780 Automatic Transmission

P1781 Automatic Transmission

P1782 Automatic Transmission

P1783 Automatic Transmission

P1785 Automatic Transmission

P1790 Automatic Transmission

P1791 Automatic Transmission

P1792 Automatic Transmission

P1794 Automatic Transmission
P1796 Automatic Transmission
as you can no such code exists for a jaguar ,contact code reader manufacturer

Jan 03, 2011 | 2004 Jaguar S Type

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I have no gears forward or reverse. My Vehicle is a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Hemi with 170,000 on the clock. Fluid is clean and full with no leaks. I have the following trouble codes:...


Your scanner will give you the code but it will not tell you how to fix your vehicle. Scanners basically tell you what systems to check or what systems are failing.

These are what your codes mean:

P0700: Transmission Control Module
- Shorted or open circuit within transmission control module (TCM)
- Failure of transaxle control module. This is just a informative code.

P0734: Gear ratio error in 4th gear
- Low transmission fluid level
- Dirty transmission fluid
- Shift solenoids
- Transmission mechanical problems
- Transmission hydraulic control circuit

P0732: Gear ratio error in 2nd gear
- Low transmission fluid level
- Dirty transmission fluid
- Shift solenoids
- Transmission mechanical problems
- Transmission hydraulic control circuit

P0731: Gear ratio error in 1st gear
- Low transmission fluid level
- Dirty transmission fluid
- Shift solenoids
- Transmission mechanical problems
- Transmission hydraulic control circuit

P0871: Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor Switch C

P0876: Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor Switch D

Emissions Codes:

P0400: Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction
- Harness or connectors (EGR volume control valve circuit is open or shorted.)
- EGR volume control valve stuck closed
- EGR volume control solenoid valve
- Dead (Weak) battery
- EGR temperature sensor and circuit
- EGR Valve

How to fix :
- Clean EGR Valve
- Repair EGR harness or connector
- Replaced EGR volume control solenoid valve
- Replaced EGR volume control valve

P0440: EVAP Emission Control System Malfunction
- Missing Fuel cap
- Incorrect fuel filler cap used
- Fuel filler cap remains open or fails to close
- Foreign matter caught in fuel filler cap
- Incorrect fuel tank vacuum relief valve

How to fix:
- Retight or replaced fuel tank filler cap
- Replaced damage or leaking EVAP canister

P0456: EVAP Control System Leak Detected (Very Small Leak)
- Missing Fuel cap
- Incorrect fuel filler cap used
- Fuel filler cap remains open or fails to close
- Foreign matter caught in fuel filler cap
- Incorrect fuel tank vacuum relief valve

How to fix:
- Retight or replaced fuel tank filler cap
- Replaced damage or leaking EVAP canister

P0441: EVAP Emission Control System Incorrect Purge
- Missing Fuel cap
- Incorrect fuel filler cap used
- Fuel filler cap remains open or fails to close
- Foreign matter caught in fuel filler cap
- Incorrect fuel tank vacuum relief valve

How to fix:
- Retight or replaced fuel tank filler cap
- Replaced damage or leaking EVAP canister

Based on the info check your EVAP system. I would check for leaks and maybe replace the EGR and the canister.

For the transmission check the TCM also you may need to take it to a mechanic though.

Hope this helps a little.

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Dec 31, 2010 | Dodge Pickup Cars & Trucks

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Code p0795 gearbox fault message on dash and stuck in 3rd gear , Will not go into O/D after being driven 5 +miles / 10 minutes .


Hello i can assist you your your fault code you have supplied indicates your pressure control solenoid "C" is malfunctioning this will cause your transmission not to shift properly and will stay stuck in separate gears including 3rd gear.I recommend taking your vehicle into a transmission specialist for proper repair and transmission service this is a delicate job if you have not performed such transmission repairs.You should not be operating your vehicle with this control solenoid malfunctioning.

Dec 29, 2010 | 2001 Jaguar S-Type

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