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Transmission won’t shift

Check engine light on, transmission won’t shift GM service bulletin #01-07-30-002E for transmission won’t shift GM has issued a service bulletin ##01-07-30-002E to address a problem where the transmission won’t shift out of 2nd gear or transmission won’t shift out of 3rd gear. You’ll also have a check engine light and one or several of these trouble codes P0740, P0753, P0758, P0785, P0787, P0973, P0976, P1860, P2761, P2764 and P2769. The service bulletin affects the vehicles listed below. Vehicles affected 2006 and Prior GM Passenger Cars and Light Duty Trucks … Read More

Won’t shift out of second gear

If you own a Chrysler vehicle and it won’t shift out of second gear, read this post. If you own a Chrysler, Dodge, or Plymouth vehicle and discover that the transmission will shift from first to second gear but will not shift out of second gear, your vehicle has locked itself into “limp-in” mode. That means the computer has detected a problem with the transmission and will not allow it to shift out of second gear in order to prevent further damage to the transmission. The vehicle may shift properly … Read More

Transmission slipping

Why is my transmission slipping, won’t go forward, clunks, won’t shift When a transmission starts slipping, clunking, not shifting, or won’t move, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know something is major league wrong with it. Owners who have ignored maintenance on their vehicles up to this point usually engage in “magical thinking” by thinking that a transmission fluid change will fix the problem. Dream on! All of the problems are caused by improper pressure inside the transmission that prevents clutches and bands from applying full force. Low pressure … Read More


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