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Transmission or Engagement issue?

I have a 2007 Suzuki Forenza and it seems like something is wrong with the transmission or an engagement issue. When I shift from reverse to drive, it seems like it is out of gear. It an automatic transmission. When I accelerate, the engine seems to rev up like it's still in neutral. The check engine light stays on when this happens and then goes back off after a few days.

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  • Jennifer Sprouse Jul 31, 2009

    I've had the trans. fluid changed and the problem still continues.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Transmission problem...while driving down the road, the transmission seems to hesitate for a few seconds. What can be causing this?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    While driving down the road the car seems to hesitate for a few minutes

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I had the same problem with my 2006 Forenza - the problem was the transmission range sensor. If you look under the hood, on the drivers side, you'll see your trans. cable connected to a round part that also has an electrical cable coming from it. That is it. Part costs $36.07 at oemsuzukiparts.com (search for Neutral safety switch in the mechanical catalog).


Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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It is the neutral safety switch/range sensor. This is a known problem in these cars and not covered by the drivetrain warrantee. Fairly simple replacement for a trans shop BUT DON'T LET THE SHOP CHARGE YOU FOR THE PART. BUY IT YOURSELF. The part can be bought online for anywhere between $35 and $60. The shops (at least in this area) will charge over $150 for it.

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The trani is slipping.. Check the fluid..
Take it to a trani shop.. Some give free estimartes..

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