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My guages go out sometimes and wont go in first gear when in…

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My guages go out...

My guages go out sometimes and wont go in first gear when in drive

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

98 saab trans runs fine when the guagge work

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 98 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am thinking its the ignition switch

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Transmissions
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Transmission Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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It's very possible that this is being caused by the ignition switch but it would require some electrical testing at the time the problem is happening to know for sure. If the instrument cluster and transmission control module were both losing their ignition switched power feed that would explain the problems. The first step in diagnosing the problem would be to see what fault codes have set and from there electrical testing at the time the problem is happening would most likely be required. The TCM should be checked for communication, if the TCM and instrument cluster are not communicating then there is either a bus problem or these modules have lost power or ground. At that point then power and ground would need to be tested. If they're missing their ignition switched power feeds then the switch is a very likely cause.

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