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2002 Montero will operate in Reverse, bit won't go into gear…

2002 Montero will operate...

2002 Montero will operate in Reverse, bit won't go into gear in Drive.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?

Original transmission - Is the brake switch just the emergency brake?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Montero yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just checked transmission level - all is good. Didn't try anything else

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Could it be the Range sensor?
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does it show that its in drive? does the indicator for prndl work?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no, but it never did.

doubt its the range sensor...any codes? hows the fluid? and sediment in the pan?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
better pass , looks like this may get expensive.

if your reffering to a phone chat thats site automated and not required and its not me giving those prompts

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
ok, yes, it kept promptin g me.

ignore it

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doubt its the range sensor...any codes? hows the fluid? and sediment in the pan?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
actually its on the side of a road, so haven't had a chance to check codes yet.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Side note- my Son actually mistakenly drained the trans thinking it was the oil, then he put the ATF back in. and drove it about 30 miles and this happened.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
forgot to add .... DOH!!!!
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It goes in to park fine, reverse works perfectly, but won't engage in drive.

he smoked the tranny..im sure the pump and the torq converter are damaged...hate to be the barer of bad news but its rebuild or replace the trans at this point

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Gotcha - kind of figured so. Thanks

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