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My 2009 doge caravan starts runs like atop but when driving it will not shift from lower speed to higher speeds automatically or manually.

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SOURCE: 1994 lexus 300 will not shift but will shift if i manually shift

If the transmission "brain" in modern cars senses problems it can keep the tranny from shifting. Usually leaves you in second gear as a safety and warning indication. I don't now if that year lexus had this ability but getting it checked on a diagnostic computer that read transmission codes should shed some light on your situation.

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SOURCE: 4x4 Automatic, manual transfer case. Need to know maximum flat towable speed.

I would think if transfer and trans. are in neutral it would not matter how fast you go with in reason.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: transmission is not shifting gears while driving

First check fluid level. is check engine light on? is speedometer working? this can be caused by a malfuncition vehicle speed sensor or a mechanical condition such as a clogged filtre.

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 Spyder, automatic with a 4 cyl

check your upper control arms, does it happen when you step on the brakes or just when driving, you might need a balance of all your wheels or the tires you have could be bad.

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SOURCE: I have a 92 Honda accord Automatic Ex, the d4

That is a fault indication for your transmission. I am not positive but I think that indicates a fault in your forth gear solenoid. Your transmission is not going to last very long driving it like that. When you stomp on the gas and it does not accelerate, your clutch discs are slipping and burning. It won't take much of that to ruin them. You may want to take it to a good Honda transmission place. I don't know about the older Hondas, but the newer ones don't have any provision for removing a pan and working on them. They don't even have a line replacable filter.
Check your transmission fluid dipstick. If its not a nice "bright" red color, you are probably burning up your clutches. The darker the fluid, the more contaminated it is.

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