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Transmission woes. I have a 98 Chrysler Concorde with 160,000 miles. When I drive the transmission will not shift beyond 2nd gear. Is this a minor problem or do I need to replace the transmission. Please help!!!!!

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  • domino11 Aug 01, 2008

    Thanks.....Can you tell me how safe of a distance it is to drive the car? I think the nearest transmission shop is 45 minutes from my house.

  • domino11 Aug 01, 2008

    THANK YOU....

  • domino11 Aug 02, 2008

    I did as you suggested. It took me an hour to find someone who would check the computer to find the fault codes for my transmission. No one wants to work on a Chrysler!!!. All of the transmission shops told me that the tranny needed to rebuilt without even looking at it. I have an appointment with the Chrysler dealership on Wed. Thanks again for your help.

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What's happening is the trans. computer is detecting something wrong. It puts itself into "limp in" mode. Most of the time a sensor is acting up. Go and have you computer (trans.) scanned so you know which sensor is going bad. This is a very common occurrance with all chrysler products. Don't go to Autozone for the scan. Your best bet is to go to a transmission shop.

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    Lee Quiroz Aug 01, 2008

    You can drive the car but really can't go over 40 - 45 mph because of the fact that it's in limp-in mode. A good auto repair facility can help you with this too as long as they have the capability of scanning your trans. computer.I perform this at my shop and I'm a general auto repair facility. I scan systems for free, do some shopping around on prices on system scanning. Shop prices may vary from place to place.

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    Lee Quiroz Aug 02, 2008

    That's pretty bad. I found the Chrysler products very simple to deal with. Sounds like they're finding reasons for you to spend money. I work on cars just like your's all the time. I like them.

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