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I got a transmission that doesnt go forward or backwards i check the oil level is ok it doesnt smell burn either the conector to the transmission controler has power to it i use a snap on scaner to check it and i can only see the solenoid for first gear

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    sorry to tell u that the transmission has failed.

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With the car off, check the level of the trans fluid, then start the car, and check it again to see if the level has dropped. This will indicate whether or not it is pumping fluid. If there is no change in the level, then you have an internal mechanical failure. If the level does change, you need to check your front halfshafts to be sure they are ok, it either axle is broken, car most likely will not hold in park. If the level checks ok, and the axles check ok, unplug the transmission, this will override the electronics internally, and put the trans in failsafe mode, if it moves then, you def have an internal failure.

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