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Check engine light is on and car wont shift into high gear stays in low gear. will shift into reverse, neutral and everything else without a problem. doesnt make any strange sounds, runs fine.

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  • rsloan65 Oct 19, 2008

    I am dealing with what sounds like the same problem. Everything seems to work fine other than the transmission stays perpetually in 1st gear. I only have 34000 miles on a 2002 PT, so I cannot imagine its something serious. I am leaving work early to go home and try to fix it. If I do, I will post the results, and what method it took.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    check engine light on

  • Fred Sharland Mar 01, 2014

    ya i was thinking maybe the transmission might b the problem also

  • Fred Sharland Mar 01, 2014

    sorry wrong mess to ur comment

  • Fred Sharland Mar 01, 2014

    sorry again

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Had the same problem with trans .1st and reverse code showed low voltage I replaced the battery and it was fine cost 89.00

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That sounds like the same problem we had with ours.....it was the gearbox control unit. It is only available from Chrysler and it has to be coded by the main dealer when it is fitted.Cost if I remember was around $700. Not cheap ! The car is in 'limp home' mode to allow you to get it into the shop without causing any further damage. I drove ours to the shop , wished I hadn't because it drunk gas like there wasn't a tomorrow and the temperature got a bit hot. If the shop is only a couple of miles away then it shouldn't be a problem, if in doubt get it TOWED. 

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

  • Fred Sharland Mar 01, 2014

    chrysler transmission control module is this what u r talking about

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