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Landcruiser prado 2005 automatic gearbox wont shift to 3 rd

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Hey. Landcruiser prado 2005 automatic gearbox wont shift to 3 rd gear. So only first and second gear works.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: Jep. Disconnecting brake switch affect.
JA: What is the model of your '05 Toyota?
Customer: Car 2005 d4d 3.0 landcruiser 125
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes by myself. I have disconnected every sensor from gearbox one at time.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Next going to check oil level / filter and clean solenoids. Cant figure anything else.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Greg replied 12 months ago.
Hi .What I need you to do is first disconnect the battery for 10 minutes, then reconnect and go for a test drive. Do a good test drive go highway , city , stop and go.
Then hook up a diagnostic scan tool and check for malfunction codes.
You may find you have a bad input or output sensor .
But also could be a valve body problem. Shift Solenoid etc but from checking for codes you will know what is causing you this issue.
First check transmission fluid level?Please get back to me if needed and even after rating this question will stay open for you to get back to me
Rgds Greg