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My trans is stuck in second gear. Is that what

My trans is stuck in second gear. Is that what they call "limp mode"? Does this mean i have serious trans problems?

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The town and country vans are know for transmission problems and it would not be stuck in 2nd gear if it was in limp mode. Limp mode typically controls the engine. I have seen people do a transmission flush/filter and add lucas to temporary fix the problem. There is also a good chance that the transmission has a solenoid problem preventing it from shifting into any other gears but second. Hope this helps!

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

  • Carlos Cisneros Feb 11, 2011

    Hello:
    I do have a similar problem with a 2005 Chrysler Town

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