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1998 Cadillac Catera. Had transmission rebuilt twice and now the light comes on. Last rebuilt transmission was approx 2 years ago. Should not have any issues have not driven the car hard. Will the transmission light coming on keep the car from starting? It acts as if it wants to start but will not turn over. Car operated fine the day before and next morning transmission light came on and will not start. Can we unhook a wire to bypass the light issue and solve the problem?

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  • cstory7 Mar 21, 2011

    Since the break lights do work, I suppose I would need to take the computer out of the car to take it and have it checked as the car will not move (won't start) and I can not afford to have it towed 60 plus miles (we are way way out). Thanks for the insight hotchevy1965, appreciate your input.

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CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL FIRST.A FAULTY TORQUE CONVERTER WILL KEEP CAR FROM CRANKING IF TORQUE CONVERTER REMAINS LOCKED UP.CHECK BRAKES LIGHTS TO SEE IF BRAKE LIGHTS WORKING.BECAUSE WHEN YOU APPLY BRAKES THE TORQUE CONVERTER SUPPOSE TO UNLOCK.IF BRAKE LIGHTS WORK, HAVE CAR CODE SCAN TO SEE WHAT TRANSMISSION CODE YOU ARE GETTING.

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  • Jonah Oneal Mar 21, 2011

    NO YOU NOT SUPPOSE TO TAKE OUT THE PCM.IT HAS BE LEFT IN THE CAR.THE GARAGE HAS TO HOOK A DIAGNOSTIC SCANNER TO PCM TO SEE WHAT FAULT CODES YOU ARE GETTING.

  • cstory7 Mar 21, 2011

    Thanks for that important bit of info. Will not take out of car. Suppose we will look at other alternatives.

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