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I have a 2001 mitsubishi lancer MR automatic. Had it from

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I have a 2001 mitsubishi lancer MR automatic. Had it from new.
Problem is auto not changing gear (stuck in 2nd or 3rd ) when in drive.
No reversing lights & no lights on dash as in Park reverse drive etc.
Can you please help
Thanks in advance
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It sounds as if either the transmission control module isn't awake or you're missing transmission range sensor signal. The trans controller could be down due to a loss of power or ground to it or an internal failure, if the problem is with the range sensor signal it could be a wiring problem or the sensor itself.

The first step in diagnosing the problem will be to use a code reader or scan tool to see if the TCM is awake, and if so what fault codes are set. Do you know if the TCM will communicate?