PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Automatic Transmission won't shift

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11 Aug 2014, 01:18 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 7
Default Automatic Transmission won't shift

We have a 2006 PT base, it was a rescue effort, the car was abused. The automatic transmission goes into D and you can feel it shift as the speed increases. But on the console there is D. 3 1 and the shift lever will not go down to. 3 or 1. The instrument panel only shows. P N. R. D. Now it runs ok but up here in the great white north you sometimes want to start forward in a higher gear to lower the wheel spin on ice or to downshift on ice to maintain better control
I am leery about just reefing the shifter down to see if it will go to the lower gears. Experience says it might just never go back to park. Anyone have any suggestions
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11 Aug 2014, 02:24 pm
thecabinguy's Avatar
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Prescott, AZ
Posts: 272
Default Re: Automatic Transmission won't shift

Quote:
Originally Posted by srp204 View Post
We have a 2006 PT base, it was a rescue effort, the car was abused. The automatic transmission goes into D and you can feel it shift as the speed increases. But on the console there is D. 3 1 and the shift lever will not go down to. 3 or 1. The instrument panel only shows. P N. R. D. Now it runs ok but up here in the great white north you sometimes want to start forward in a higher gear to lower the wheel spin on ice or to downshift on ice to maintain better control
I am leery about just reefing the shifter down to see if it will go to the lower gears. Experience says it might just never go back to park. Anyone have any suggestions
The only thing I can reply on is the fact that it would be nice to start from a stop in a little higher gear to aid in winter traction. Unfortunately, on the PT transmission there is no way to do this. No matter where you have the gear selector the car should start in first. I had an old Ford once with a Ford-O-Matic that, in DRIVE, it started out in the intermediate gear and it did help with traction but with the PT it always starts in first.
__________________
Prescott, Arizona, home of forested mountains, 5 lakes (well, four lakes and one big pond), and Arizona's Christmas City (my home 6,000 feet elevation) - 2005 Touring & 2002 Limited - both patriot blue & factory stock
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11 Aug 2014, 02:27 pm
cruserdad1976's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: st james mo
Posts: 8,217
Default Re: Automatic Transmission won't shift

im not sure what you are asking but slide the shifter all the way to 1st and see if that works if it si a auto it will ONLY START IN 1st no matter where you put the slector its made that way maybe some older trannys would let you start where the slector says but the PT will only start in 1st
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transmission shudder when downshifting on Automatic transmission. Dez512 General PT Cruiser Discussions 15 18 Jun 2014 09:32 am
Transmission stuck in 1st gear 2007 PT Cruiser Touring (Automatic transmission) ProdigyMan Tech & Performance Forum 7 19 Jan 2014 02:51 pm
automatic shift broke? tromis Tech & Performance Forum 6 27 Jan 2013 09:28 pm
Automatic Transmission won't shift into 1st gear when cold Harry2011 Tech & Performance Forum 6 21 May 2012 01:04 pm
Automatic shift speeds (mph) alvin201 Tech & Performance Forum 3 20 May 2009 08:04 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors