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Old 14 Aug 2010, 08:23 am
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My check engine light came last night while driving at 60mph, and the transmission went into low gear unexpected. Transmission fluid clear and full. I turned the engine off for 10 minutes, and turned it back on and drove it and it still wouldn't shift out of 1st gear while in drive. This morning I took it for a test drive and it shifted fine for about 10 minutes than dropped into the lower gear for a second than back to normal. Engine light was on when I started the car. The car is an 06 (non-turbo) with approximately 114,000 miles. Any ideas what's causing the problem?
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 08:31 am
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Default Re: Transmission shifting in to low gear problem

first thing you need to see what code it says than go from there
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 09:00 am
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karleton,

Here's ya go. Follow the instructions and come back here with the code you find. When you come back, let us know if you've changed the timing belt on your cruiser.

How to retrieve fault codes.
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Old 20 Aug 2010, 09:37 am
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where does one find a list of fault codes, with explanations for correction?
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Old 20 Aug 2010, 09:50 am
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Most of the fault codes are here...

Error Codes

As far as corrections, you can Google the number you find or come back here and ask.
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Old 20 Aug 2010, 12:20 pm
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thanks for the information.
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Old 20 Aug 2010, 12:40 pm
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thanks for the information.

Wait a minute, you aren't the one who had the problem in the first post?
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Old 20 Aug 2010, 01:01 pm
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I hope when you said the fluid is "clear and full" you meant "clean and full" because the fluid should not be clear. It should be bright red. Could this problem be cause by the incorrect fluid type?
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Old 20 Aug 2010, 01:12 pm
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I hope when you said the fluid is "clear and full" you meant "clean and full" because the fluid should not be clear. It should be bright red. Could this problem be cause by the incorrect fluid type?

Didn't catch that the first time but I "think" he meant to say that it wasn't black or smelled burnt. The red is transparent on the dipstick (as you know) and can see right through it to the markings on the stick. Anyway he hasn't been back in 6 days since he posted the first time.
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Old 20 Aug 2010, 01:15 pm
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Didn't catch that the first time but I "think" he meant to say that it wasn't black or smelled burnt. The red is transparent on the dipstick (as you know) and can see right through it to the markings on the stick. Anyway he hasn't been back in 6 days since he posted the first time.
You're right! I didn't even pay attention to the date
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