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isuzu Ascender LS: i have a 2003 isuzu ascender problems with

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i have a 2003 isuzu ascender problems with shifting changed 1&2 shift solenoids, &3&4 shift solenoids, 1&2 work ok, but will not shift to 3rd &4th gears. Also the instrument cluster isnt working

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When driving, does the transmission stay in second gear, or does it attempt to shift to 3rd and slip or go to neutral?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it does attempt to shift to 3rd gear

So it attempts to shift to 3rd gear and slips, correct?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

IT doesnt really slip it just never engages and the engine raises up real high

This is due to a failed 3-4 clutch within the transmission. Since the 2nd gear disengages, the shift solenoids are working properly. Failure of the 3-4 clutch is somewhat common in this transmission. The transission does have to be removed and disassembled to repair the seals for the 3-4 clutch apply piston.

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