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97 plymouth breeze/ transmission shift into reverse okay/

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just bought 97 plymouth breeze/ transmission shift into reverse okay/back into 1st okay .doesn't seem to go out of fisrt geer. can only speed upto 40/ 4000rpm. also have no speedometer working. what about tranny sensors. Help. tranny seems to run smooth, not noizy.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  jon_050 replied 11 years ago.

 For the speedometer to work you need the VSS (vehicle speed sensor). For the transmission shift controls to function properly the computer needs input from several sources and and the VSS is an important one.


Test and replace the VSS. Won't cost a fortune.

   
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to jon_050's Post: Thanks for your quick reply. You probably would have been right, but I found a blown fuse under hood for tcm. looked at them twice and over looked it the first time. didn't look blown. Anyway thanks for your imput. Ron ( p.s. everything working as should)
Expert:  jon_050 replied 11 years ago.

 Good job finding the blown fuse and I should of mentioned this but didn't. Unfortunately we don't see many defective fuses. It does happen but more often something caused the fuse to blow (doing it's job to protect circuit damage and the risk of fire).


The problem may mask itself indefinitely. It could of been a one time glitch or short. There could be a component that is on the threshold of using to much current but never happens to cross the threshold of the new fuse.


Did the check engine light ever come on with the engine running?

 
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to jon_050's Post: the check engine light is on, but I will have to get code tester, mine seemd to have walken away. Thanks, Ron
Expert:  jon_050 replied 11 years ago.
 Autozone will check codes for free or lend you the scanner for a refundable deposit.

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