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What cause a transmission to shift right gears but not in drive

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Lots of things.
Check fluid level and for signs of burning.
Check is transmission getting electrical power.
Then have internal diagnostic run on it.

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

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SOURCE: my transmission wont shift out of first gear

Hi. If your Trans doesn't shift it's because you need to refurbish it. The gears are not moving, even if they are receiving enough centrifugal force to shift.It's an automatic transmission, but the clutches suffer wear and tear. Yes, that's right. An automatic transmission also possess these, only a fewer more than a manual trans. For this car, It shouldn't cost no more than $600 to fix it at a transmission shop. After that, you make your periodical 30,000mi checks, and you'll have transmission for at least 100,000mi more.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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SOURCE: transmission shifts hard down from highway gear only (D>3rd)

I had the same thing! It was a computer issue. It only cost me about $35.00.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

SOURCE: 94 dodge neon auto tranny

Hi,

Here is some possible reasons why your transmission is having those problems .

* The gear shift linkage is binding
* There is an internal problem in the transmission
* The throttle cable is broken or disconnected
* The vacuum modulator on the transmission is faulty or the vacuum line is damaged
* The electronic transmission control circuit may be faulty

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 F350 crew cab 4x4 ford, gear shift lever

Ok ready to stand on your head under the dash?
It's doable... there is a flange connected to the gearshift lever under the steering column. If you remove the lower dash cover where the fuses are, you should be able to see it when you move the gear shift lever... look around on the floor of the truck to see if you dropped a star-headed bolt or two... these bolts worked loose on my superduty and made shifting very difficult..it was an easy fix... let me know how you do on it.

Posted on May 10, 2009

ILikeBMW
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SOURCE: automatic transmission doesn't shift into gear right away, there is a long lag before it engages

Hello There

Sounds like your transmission oil needs to be changed, when was it last changed?


Hope this helps, please don't forget to rate me.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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