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OK Lets try this again-car wont shift
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kraigWY    Posted 08-02-2004 at 07:33:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess I wasn't too clear, sorry. The little chr. Labarron is an automatic. I put it in drive and start down the road it wont shift out of low gear into second or drive, just winds up until the engine gets hot. The tranny oil looks good and the level is normal. Now does anyong have any ideal were to start looking for the problem.

DeDe    Posted 01-25-2006 at 05:55:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a 93 chrysler lebaron and it woudn't shift to third.My husband went to the dealer and bought the output sensor,he put it in test it on the road.Now it shifts to third and the speedo works,the only problem now it won't shift to fourth gear.Do i need to buy the input senor to?

bo    Posted 08-02-2004 at 09:51:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
If the speedo also quit working, this car's transmission may have an input and output sensor. The output sensor may have gone bad and need replacing. The car will run in low and won't shift. This is the cripple home mode. That sensor will set you back $20 maybe and you'll need to locate it on the trans..maybe looking down at it on the right. The input maybe on the left. Both will have electrical wires going to it.

deadcarp    Posted 08-02-2004 at 13:21:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, we recently experienced that exact problem with a rented truck when we tried (I mean SOMEBODY) to unhook the speedometer (of course, for some unknown reason). Darn thing ran okay but wouldn't shift. It got put back and cost an extra $300! Grrrrrrr electronic fallderall :)

Redmud    Posted 08-02-2004 at 08:32:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kraig, this is one of the tricks the transmission shops use, lift the drive wheels off the ground, start the engine and put the transmission in drive, run it up to about 10 to 15 mph, now without letting off the gas put it in reverse. {DO NOT PUT IT IN PARK} this will flush trash from the valve body. I have done this for 35 years and it has never failed to work for me if the problem is trash in the valve body. sometimes you have to do this 2-3 times to get the job done.

toolman    Posted 08-03-2004 at 00:00:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
kinda hard on the bands isn,t it , i can see why the tranny shops would do it, to sell you a rebuild for sure.i have seen many people up here do just that in the winter when they get stuck rock it from drive to reverse and back trying to get unstuck, and they end up tearing up the bands all the time.

steve19438    Posted 08-02-2004 at 08:46:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
where were ya six months ago?????

Redmud    Posted 08-02-2004 at 09:12:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was here, I don't post much and not sure if ever on KT, but I do check in from time to time, did I miss something?

Burrhead    Posted 08-02-2004 at 08:32:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kraig heres what a Chilton manual gives as the 3 most common reasons it won't shift.

Leaking vacuum line to transmission modulator valve.

Worn or faulty transmission modulator valve.

Clogged or dirty transmission fluid filter.

toolman    Posted 08-02-2004 at 16:24:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
throw the chilton manuals away burr and do yourself a favor and get the haynes manuals, much better to help you along.

steve19438    Posted 08-02-2004 at 07:55:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my kid had the same problem with his 86 s-10 blazer awhile back. turns out there was a valve clogged in the tranny from metal shavings. the tranny had 145,000, we had the trans flushed and cleaned and it ran like new! cost about 100 bucks.

Clod    Posted 08-02-2004 at 16:21:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
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