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Proton savvy auto stuck in 3rd gear

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proton savvy auto stuck in 3rd gear
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Greg replied 2 years ago.

Hi .

If you are stuck in 3rd gear then the management system has encountered a transmission malfunction and put you in limp mode .

What you now need to do if find a good shop with a good diagnostic scan tool and check for malfunction codes .

A regular OBD code reader will not get transmission codes .

Common issue for this is if one of the speed sensors fail .

But to be sure you need to have the car linked up to a transmission scan tool to gather codes .

Ones you have the codes you will then know what to have repaired or replaced ,

if needed please get back to me with the reply button, and not the poor or bad service, this way i can get back to you or suggest another expert if needed.

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If you are not happy or you have sorted out your problem before the answer then please let me know with the reply button .

Kind regards Greg.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Only a child would not know to have a diagnostics done. I just wanted to know
what the common fault was.
Expert:  Greg replied 2 years ago.

Hi .

When you are stuck in 3rd gear there is about a dozen things that could put you into limp mode (3rd gear)

Most common is the input , output speed sensor . any of these two can put you into limp mode .

But as said could be something else wiring issue ,ECM malfunction ,vehicle speed sensor .

doing a scan for codes will put you right on to the problem area and safe money on replacing parts changed on assumption..

Rgds Greg

Expert:  Greg replied 2 years ago.

Hi .

Just checking in if you still need assistance .

Rgds Greg