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Experience:  I have been rebuilding automatic transmissions for 25 years
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What is the answer to this problem ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Cary York replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I’m Cary and I’ll be helping you today.
Please understand that I can't smell, hear, or touch the vehicle, so patience is appreciated. Before leaving the site make sure and leave me a rating. You can still reply to me as many times as needed, even after the rating..

I'm sure I can help. But first why are you wanting to clean the valves?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
AdVice that was passed to me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The transmission will not come out of third gear
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will not shift into drive
Expert:  Cary York replied 1 year ago.

We need to talk before start spending money trying to fix a transmission problem by cleaning the vales. I don't want to see you waste your money.

I will send a request for a phone call. Its not just one call. Once you accept the call we can hang up and call back as much as we need to.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Want an answer for my $16 please
Expert:  Cary York replied 1 year ago.

Cleaning the valves will not help a shifting problem.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

what does it do??does it stay in only one gear when in drive?..please explain

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It will not go from second gear to third gear ,
I can get up to 35 miles an hour when my tachometer hits four
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.


does it shift from 1st to 2nd correctly?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

does the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the computer codes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
PO 605 PO 700
Yes it stays on
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.


when you say it doesnt shift to 3rd,,does it like shift to neutral and not pull the car at all?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It drives in reverse first gear and second gear fine will not shift into third
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.


from the way you explain the problem and from the codes you get..

it sounds as if you may have a bad TCM[transmission control module]

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

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