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2004 pt cruiser: doest..third gear from second ,its auto trans..els

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my 2004 PT cruser does't go into third gear from second ,it's auto trans.
there's nothing els wrong , it just started three days ago
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Neal replied 6 years ago.
My name is XXXXX XXXXX i am going to do my best to answer your question Check your fluid if you have not already and make sure it is full and that it looks and smells normal. If everything is good there it is usually a bad solenoid and that will need to be diagnosed at a transmission shop or dealer. You can get the codes read for free at most parts stores as there could be a code stored even if the check engine light is not on.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
when I shift into drive it stays in second it does't go to drive
Expert:  Neal replied 6 years ago.
Then if the fluids check out it is most likely going to be a solenoid or more than one and it will take a diagnostic to tell which.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Hi Neal

This is woodie again , about the PT crouser it was an electrical problem ,. But the air condictioner is not cooling properly when it's real hot it gets worm ,and when it's not so hot it works fine . Last year there was a new compressor and evaporator. and now what it does is discharges ,and we were told that it was the fan so that was replaced,and still the problem preses

Expert:  Neal replied 6 years ago.

Have you had it checked to make sure the coolant is not low?


Also is the engine running hot?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The car has all of the flouids ok , but when the temp ,is 75 to 80 degrees and not to humet the air works ok ,but when it's high it strougles,I don't know what els to do . I know that it is a simple thing to fix but what?
Expert:  Neal replied 6 years ago.
It may just need some refrigerant. Has it been checked?