Transmissions

Have Transmission Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

EPC light and stuck in Park. About 9 weeks ago the Parking…

Customer Question
EPC light and stuck in...
EPC light and stuck in Park. About 9 weeks ago the Parking Brake Malfunction Light came on. Then about 4 weeks ago the EPC light came and also the stuck in Park problem. The first few times I could I just cleared the codes and it would release. After a
while that didn’t work then I found the shift override button under the ash tray so I can drive it. FIY: Sometimes when in reverse it shutters and almost dies. I have cleared codes and stated the car and after approx 2 minutes a noticeable uptick in idle and
the EPC light is thrown. Most of the time the EPC light comes on after a drive and as soon as I put the gear into Park. Things I’ve tried: Replaced the battery. Noticed when starting sometimes the voltage would go down Into the 7s. Replaced the Tail Light
Bulb Socket Holder passenger side. Did a capacitance discharge. I took the alternator off and rebuilt and the voltage reg. replaced. Did the Throttle body alignment.
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Transmissions
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Transmissions Question
Answered in 11 hours by:
6/17/2015
Transmission Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Lou P.
Lou P., ASE Certified Technician
Category: Transmissions
Satisfied Customers: 6,254
Experience: I Have knowledge in almost all car lines and can help with general questions and more!!!!!
Verified
the brake light switch on the pedal is the most common cause for this issue, also cleaning or replacing the throttle body, it always helps to to have a fault code to be certain but those are the 2 most common issues with the epc warning and being stuck in park.hope this helps, Lou. Please take a second and click the box and rate my service GOOD OR EXCELLENT SERVICE if you feel I have been helpful and please request me in the future. If you feel I have not been helpful please DO NOT RATE BAD OR POOR AND WASTE YOUR MONEY , I will opt out to see if another expert can provide more or better assistance so you're not wasting your money!!. Thanks for choosing just answer. Lou. also , if you feel i deserve one , BONUSES are GREATLY APPRECIATED ! 😉
Keep in mind that rating me does not end the chat, it simply credits me for assisting, i will still be here to help if follow up information is needed , Lou.
Ask Your Own Transmissions Question
Transmission Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
ok, there you go , thanks!! the trans range sensor is gonna be a issue, also the cluster may be at fault since you have communication errors, so i would change the trans range sensor and go from there, that is excellent info man, vag is a great tool to have,. the trans range switch may have faulty wiring or just be bad altogether, its located inside the trans on the valve body. hope this helps, when it decides it does not want to start try neutral and see if it will start, but the issue you are describing does coincide with the trans ranger switch. hope this helps.
Ask Your Own Transmissions Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Can you give me a little more info on the part and is this a DIY?
Transmission Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
actually its not a diy cause the trans valve body needs to come down and the fluid needs to be filled with a special tool and fluid, and is very temperamental to temperature. of all the work on the cars i would not suggest trans work for the average diy guy.
Ask Your Own Transmissions Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Lou, how about we do this "I will opt out to see if another expert can provide more or better assistance".
Transmission Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Ok no problem. Appreciate you asking , would you rather I provide instructions or what ? I would still like to help side I have access to the information ? If not totally up to you. Lou
Ask Your Own Transmissions Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I want to try someone else. Thx
Transmission Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Ok. No problem. Hope it all works out. I will opt out so please do not respond or another expert won't be able to see your listing. Take care. Sorry I could not provide Better assistance.
Ask Your Own Transmissions Question
Transmission Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
I have opted out another expert should be along shortly. Hope it all works out. If you need me just reply back to me and I will do what I can. Lou
Ask Your Own Transmissions Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Looking for someone that can help me use the VAG-COM software to help pinpoint this problem?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Please refund my money.
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a transmission mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Lou P. Your Own Question
Lou P.
Lou P.
Lou P., ASE Certified Technician
Category: Transmissions
Satisfied Customers: 6,254
6,254 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I Have knowledge in almost all car lines and can help with general questions and more!!!!!

Lou P. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

1,918 satisfied customers

16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

Mechanic

507 satisfied customers

I have been rebuilding automatic transmissions for 25 years

Gary

Gary

ASE Certified Technician

407 satisfied customers

25 years GM master tech

Matt

Matt

Engineer

152 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer BEng Hons22 years experience in car engine industry, 10 years in formula 1

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

ASE Certified Technician

150 satisfied customers

17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

ASE Certified Tech

98 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. 25 yrs experience

John Mc

John Mc

Trans specialist

93 satisfied customers

Transmission dealer tech for over 19 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Transmissions Questions
I has transmission service about 8 months ago shortly after
I has transmission service about 8 months ago shortly after that my 2009 MKX start hesitating, but would stop ,I thought it was just adjusting to the service .I notice a leak in my garage , clear with… read more
eauto
eauto
self employed
High School or GED
74 satisfied customers
My 2005 odyssey reverse will not engage when I shift to
My 2005 odyssey reverse will not engage when I shift to reverse, my drive gears do engage with a slight shutter. Oil is nice and red. … read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
5,577 satisfied customers
Uhh I was just trying to figure out if my transmission is
Uhh I was just trying to figure out if my transmission is failing or not. The check engine light has come on and flicked off as well as the AT light, but today i noticed that there is some slight 'kic… read more
jim
jim
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
702 satisfied customers
I have an automatic 2014 GX 460 Lexus SUV with 52,400 miles
I have an automatic 2014 GX 460 Lexus SUV with 52,400 miles and I am experiencing skipping in the tires when I excelerate or is going up a hill. It usually happens when I am going from 3rd gear around… read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
1,318 satisfied customers
Just rebuilt the trans in my 2004 f150 4x4. The reverse band
just rebuilt the trans in my 2004 f150 4x4. The reverse band popped replaced all frictions, plates, and trust bearings while I was in there. Reinstalled trans put 2qts merc v in torque converter and 4… read more
Kenny Z
Kenny Z
Ford Senior Master Technician
High School or GED
16 satisfied customers
My gear shift lever is stuck in park and it won't go
my gear shift lever is stuck in park and it won't go ino\\tot any gears, what is the problem? It is a 2010 Ford Escape, … read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
Master Technician/Lead Technician
Associate Degree
2,835 satisfied customers
2005 Chrysler Sebring will not shift properly. Started after
2005 Chrysler Sebring will not shift properly. Started after a dead battery, scanned came back with a generic tranny code. replaced the shift solenoid and transmission control module, still having iss… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
I have a 2001 Mercedes CLK 430. Sometimes after sitting, it
I have a 2001 Mercedes CLK 430. Sometimes after sitting for awhile, it will be stuck in park. It's an automatic. Usually I let it sit for a week or so and it gets un-stuck on it's own. I need it today… read more
eurotec
eurotec
Vice President / Manager
Associate Degree
11 satisfied customers
I have a 97 Dodge Ram with 12v Cummins and automatic
I have a 97 Dodge Ram with 12v Cummins and automatic transmission. Overdrive does not appear to work. The od light on the dash comes on and off when I press it. At 65 miles per hour, I am at around 27… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
2008 Audi S4 4.2L V8 mileage: 63,300 transmission: auto
2008 Audi S4 4.2L V8 mileage: 63,300 transmission: auto Bought the car about 3 weeks ago, been driving with no issues. This morning was driving to work, halfway there, car lost power and i couldn't ac… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
S550 AMG: 2001 AMG S550 battery disconnected and reconneted
2001 AMG S550 battery disconnected and reconneted 3 mal func ESP ABC BAS visit woorkshop abs light on also will not shift out of park… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
Jaguar Daimler Super 8: I Have a Daimler 2008. Transmission
I Have a Daimler 2008. Transmission slips at 30 mph especially after driving for a while. The warning light came only once. The dealer says the Valve Body needs replacment. A Gearbox -specialized work… read more
Richard
Richard
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
13 satisfied customers
F150: 2009 f150 4.6 everything works fine in transmission 3spd/od,
2009 f150 4.6 everything works fine in transmission 3spd/od, except when you come to a complete stop it will try to take off in 2nd or 3rd gear. when manually put into 1st it works fine, no slipping/n… read more
Tim&#039;s Auto Repair
Tim's Auto Repair
Mechanic
High School or GED
507 satisfied customers
Mazda 3: I bought a 2004 Mazda3 with a motor. I replaced
I bought a 2004 Mazda3 with a blown motor. I replaced the motor but only to fine I have a automatic transmission problem too. When I first got it running and attempted to take my first drive with it I… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
I have an E150 1994 van with an E transmission. 100557 miles.
I have an E150 1994 van with an E transmission. 100557 miles. GREAT van. After going up a long fairly steep hill, the tranny goes into a harsh shifting mode.It stays that way for several weeks and the… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
1,918 satisfied customers
Transmissions ford: Hello I have a 2000 f450 4x4 that sometimes
Hello I have a 2000 f450 4x4 that sometimes wont shift from 2nd to 3rd..... Here is the short of the story it came in to me last year sliping when hot so we pulled it apart and rebuilt it the a few we… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
1,918 satisfied customers
Chrysler Cirrus: Just yesterday when trying to find a space
Just yesterday when trying to find a space in a parking lot I noticed that the transmission seemed to rev for a minute while driving into a parking space. After that the check engine light came on and… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
p1747 code problem f150 2000 5.4 liter with a 4r70w tranny.hi,my
p1747 code problem f150 2000 5.4 liter with a 4r70w tranny. hi, my tranny is acting up. it drops out of OD into 3rd and back. if i take it out of OD and run in 3rd everything is fine. i went to Autozo… read more
david
david
Heavy Duty Repair Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
495 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x