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There should be a 4 digit "P" code. Did they give you the fault code number?
Also your VIN would help so I can see which transmission you have.
Sure, just keep replying to this thread.....don't open a new question.
This question will stay open until you close it.
Ok, the VIN is good but my hands are a little bit tied without a specific 4 digit "P" code.
The transmission in your daughters care has proven to be pretty much bullet proof when it comes to mechanical failure.
The biggest issue we have seen is problems with the electro-hydraulic assembly that sits on top of the valve body.
On this assembly are 2 speed sensors (rpm). If these speed sensors fail it can cause gear ratio error codes to set.
There have also been some reports or sticking valves in the valve body causing simialar concerns.
Here's a pic of this assembly........just fyi. #1 and 12 are the speed sensors.
I am unsure if I pressed Accept? Can you check or should I press accept again when you respond?
Just keep replying here......be it later today or tomorrow or whenever you can get the code.....don't open a new question.
Hitting the "accept" does not end our conversation either.....in case you are wondering. I'm here until you are satisfied.
Yes, it shows you hit accept.....thanks.........no need to accept again.
So the pan needs to be removed first and the the valve body. Right? Is this a DIY job or should I bring the car to a professional, in your opinion?
This is probably best left to a shop to do for you.
Thanks for the codes.
There is a known issue with a 3-4 shift flare or neutraling out on the 3-4 shift. In most cases this event is accompanied by a P0730 Incorrect Gear Ratio code or P1731 Incorrect Gear Engaged code. The cause of this event is ferrous or Aluminum debris in the 3-4 Shift Pressure and/or 3-4 Holding valves.
Replacement of the valve body is going to be needed to correct this condition.
Would you know 1) what is the cause of such a metalic deposit, 2) is it indicative of another problem assoicated with the transmission or other componments, 3) are there any recalls related to the problem you described, and 4) would it be covered under a manufactuer warranty (the car has a 3/36 powertrain but the car has 51K miles on it). Also, are there any recall at all assoicated with this vehicle. My Carrepairs.com subscription indicates that there is a recall on the cat converter but the dealer said I was incorrect about it. The car is now at the dealer but it won't be diagnosed until Wednesday. Any help would be appreciated. You have been very helpful thusfar.
1) I can't honestly say where this comes from.......just that it has been an issue with these valve bodies
2 No this is strictly a valve body issue
3 No, there are no recalls specific to this
4. Unless you have an exteneded warranty, then no it would not be covered
I would need your VIN in order to tell you if there are any outstanding recalls on your specific vehicle.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX your rapid reply.
Here is the VIN: 2B3KA43G46H229745
The dealer extended my daughter a courtesy and took a look at the car today. They just called and said that there is an internal leak in the tranny leaking onto a wire harness or some kind. The leak needs to be fixed and tranny fluid needs to be replaced ~ $170. He also said there were two other things unrelated to the tranny -- power sterring line is starting to leak and the drive belt tensioner is loose causing uneven belt wear. Repair costs are ~$190 and ~$150, respectively.