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Van drops into 1st gear after 15 miles

My van will drop into 1st gear after driving it for about 15-20 mil,es if I let it sit for a few hours it is fine until another 15-20 miles at which time it will go back into 1st gear again. any answers to my problem. it has been doing this for a year.

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  • bigred62 Jul 08, 2008

    I have had the same problem with 2 vans and it was the range position sensor it cost about 45.00 and they put it on for 30.00

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Try to replace your tans. filter inside the pan. mine didnt shift from first to second so i dropped my pan and changed it and now it shifts..

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What does the speedometer do when this happens? If it goes dead at the same time you need a Vehicle Speed Sensor which is mounted to the transmission. It tells the ECM what your speed is and without the input from the sensor, the computer assumes the van isn't going very fast and locks in 1st gear.

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