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Speedometer quit working and now transmission won't shift right

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  • gordon24fan4 Sep 13, 2009

    can't get any codes through engine light, stays lit constant. changed speed sensor to no avail.

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SCAN IT CHECK FOR A VSS CODE.THATS MORE LIKELY YOUR PROBLEM.IT WILL EFFECT TRANSMISSION SHIFT AND TORQUE CONVERTER LOCK UP.

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Have u run a trouble code test on the computer control unit? most likely u will find thatthe vehicle speed sensor has failed, it is on the outside of the trans. here is how u run a trouble code test, go to the link for instructions.
http://check-engine-light-codes.blogspot.com/2006/03/gm-1983-95-vehicles-obd1-codes-self.html

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SOURCE: speedometer doesn't work and transmission wont shift

Hi, make sure you check the speed cable that runs to the engine, it may be severed. As for the tranny, you have some major gear problems that will require pulling this transmission for a deeper look. i would have a look at the transmission filter as well.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: speedometer dont work and wont shift

when we dropped in the transmission we pinched the wire foe the speedometer
we fixed this wire and now the speedo works and the car shifts great.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: subaru impreza automatic transmission won t shift

Try replacing the transmission filter and the trannie fluid. Mine would only go in reverse, and now it drives pretty well. This year has a screw on filter. Hope this helps

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Vehicle had a rough automatic transmission shift

Still sounds like a bad output speed sensor - check scan the TCM for codes and see what you get. Also check the wiring at and near the output speed sensor connector.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: the transmission will not shift gears and the

Hi:
This same thing happened to my daughter,s car, and it ended up being fixed with a transmission speed sensor. This sensor not only runs the speedometer, it helps tell the transmission when to shift too.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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