I can be driving my car and it will get stuck in 3rd. Then i put it in n. shut the car off and restart. The car then goes through the gears like it should. I was told shift solenoid, and i was wandering were in the trans. is it located.
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If it won't shift to 3rd and stays in second, bad shift solenoid/s. If it shifts and the transmission drops out(high RPM's), the bad clutches in the transmission. Rebuild. Solenoids around $600 to replace. Transmission rebuild around $2200.
If reverse is ok and it will not upshift even above 40 mph then you probaly have a speed sensor signal problem.If it shifts to 3rd after much delay and skips 2nd then you have a bad shift solenoid.The transmission has 2 shift solenoids and a combination of the solenoids being on or off gives you the different gears.Both solenoids off ir 3rd gear so if you are taking off in third and staying there then either the computer has seen a fault in its onboard diagnostic and shut the power to solenoids putting the trans in limp mode or there is a blown fuse or bad connection.Good luck please vote.
This can be caused by several different things. First the onboard diagnostics have detected a problem and have shut the power off to the shift solenoids which defaults the transmissions to 3rd gear. Second the transmission fuse is blown ( sometimes this is called the ecm2 fuse) which kills power to the shift solenoids and defaults the transmission to 3rd gear. Third is low battery voltage or weak battery.If battery voltage drops below 10 volts sometimes the computer will put the vehicle in a failsafe mode and turn the power off to the shift solenoids ( thats right 3rd gear). These are the most common reasons but by no means the only.This should get you started , Have the codes pulled and a diagnostic run. If the transmission side of the computer is active then you know the fuse and power supply to the computer are ok. You will most likely find a code that points you in the direction of the problem.Be aware that many times the code will be for a solenoid , such as shift solenoid A . This does not mean that this solenoid is bad only that the current draw is not what the computer thinks it should be or the desired ratio is not what it should be.The computer has no way of knowing if a band is broken or a set of splines are stripped.Good Luck!
I take it the shifter will work at all selections made. The problem pertains to the automatic shifting inside the hydralic pump only which a transmission is. if its stuck in low gear the solenoid for 2nd & 3rd gear is bad. That will leave you in 1st gear only all the time until the bad solenoid is replaced
th is is a transmission problem. inside the transmission there are solenoids that operate in which gear it should move if the solenoid is stuck closed the trans won't shift. before taking it to a shop try using lucas additive for trans hopefully this is a cheap solution it runs about 10 dollars a pint which is more than enough. if it still won't shift than the only thing to do is have a shop replace it.