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My car will not drive forward suzuki sidekick nd 1995

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Hello. Yolanda , welcome.
so is reverse dead too>?
is the car a STICK shift or auto>??
if auto shift transmission, is it 3speed or 4,
the 4 speed look like this.
see the 2 on the shifter (that is 4 speed)

if its a 4speed we need to scan it,
if 3 speed, the 3speed box is bad. or levels low,
ever check levels by the book, or lost the book?

Posted on Mar 15, 2015

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    levels checkd 1st, the fuses for TCM (blown) and then do the transmission service , filter and AFT? yet? then do the scan codes (DTC) check from the TCM. the instructions on the old TCM are here.
    is the OD lamp flashing?? (means TCM is unhappy !) TCM is tranny brain!

    make sure the shift cable is not broken.
    make sure the end of cable selects,drive.
    if ok proceed.

    codes for tranny are here

    the TCM jumper clip goes here.
    jump pin 1 to 6.

    one more magic trick.
    the car TCM can be unplugged.
    and then the transmission shifts manually now.... (look ma... no TCM)!
    skipping one gear (2nd)

    that magic is covered in all FSM books
    here is excerpts.for the skip check.

    if this last test fails.
    the trans is bad.
    we drive it aggressively and look for slip
    if it slips do not drive car.(or burn up clutch packs)
    if slips, do the line pressure tests , shown in the FSM book, linked above.

    this is my first long post for early
    Suzuki TCM. Others may find it helpful
    or want to ask questions on steps in the fSM book.

    ther are many on car test.
    we don't replace any trans, until all on car tests covered in the FSM are completed.
    or go broke fast.



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