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Get car out of limp mode

How to get your car out of limp mode Limp mode is a self-protection method to prevent further transmission damage. When a vehicle goes into limp mode it allows you to drive the vehicle, but limits you to a maximum of 30-45MPH and prevents upshifting to a higher gear. You’ll also see higher engine RPMs and dramatically reduced gas mileage because you’re staying in a lower gear. What causes a transmission to enter limp mode? The shift mechanisms on older transmissions operated with accumulators that would fill with fluid and … Read More

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