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Old 11-01-2006, 03:10 PM
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Default car won't shift gears until restarted again

my car won't change gears and the RPM would go high. restarting the car would take care of the problem but i dont know what the problem is...
could anyone care to help.
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Old 11-01-2006, 03:43 PM
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Default RE: car won't shift gears until restarted again

uh oh...tranny might need to be redone...that's what happened to me, I changed the kickdown and many miles?
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:23 AM
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Inspect the gear selector cable. Your tranny control module may be erratic. I hope that your transmission is not shot, it's one of the last things I would want to happen with my ride.
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:59 AM
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Do you have any dash lights on when the problem occurs? If so the EMS codes will indicate what is wrong.

If NOT then your next step needs to be to check transmission oil level (I assume auto) and to scan the EMS Engine Maqnagement System for codes. This may give a lead. Unfortunately both of these jobs require special tools. However both may prove negative.

The trans is designed to limited gear changing if a fault is determined. This safeguard is reset each time you start the car.

You need to eliminate the level and codes since these may be linked to why a fault keeps being detected. How long after a restart does the problem reoccur. Does it always reoccur or does the car sometimes go for a longer period before returning the problem?

If these ideas don't help resolve the problem than I am afraid you may have serious transmission problems. Lets hope not.

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