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Sequential transmission is not working right

This car has the option to change gears from the steering wheel .Car stall when starting to drive if I don't give enought gas , also car grind when changing gears more noticeable in 3rd gear. Thank you so much for your help.

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  • J-GO Mar 03, 2009

    I have a 2002 toyota mr2 spyder, and everytime I start the car, I have to wait for the transmission gear indicator (exclamation point inside of a gear-like indicator) to illuminate. The transmission then can engage the gears and operate. It also stops and stalls frequently, thus leaving me stranded in traffic for a good minute. I diagnosed the car recently and pulled out a DTC code "P1781" stating the problem is within the transmission control module (TCM) . I then purchased a newly updated TCM with the part number 89535-0W041 as recommended by AllData from the dealership.I did the re-learning process, but it still won't engage the gears. What should I do now?? Please, anyone with this problem or any relation this problem, please respond asap.

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My son just brought our MR2 with the same 3rd gear crunchy problem to the transmission shop. They said it is a faulty speed sensor which is engaging the clutch at the wrong time. A $200 fix!

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