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Old 08 Jul 2015, 10:28 am
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Default 2005 Auto 2.4L Stuck in 1st Gear

I have a 2005 2.4L Auto with almost 300k. The transmission when in drive will not shift up into 2nd gear. It will not shift into 3rd gear when trying to do so manually. It just stays in 1st gear. Reverse works fine. Recent history....All was fine until I had a collision. The front end was damaged in the accident. The front shroud had to be removed. This is when the problem started. Also the speedometer also quit working at the same time. There are no other major issues at this time. Transaxle fluid level is good. The shift cable was recently replaced. What do ya'll think?
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Old 08 Jul 2015, 06:14 pm
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I have a 2005 2.4L Auto with almost 300k. The transmission when in drive will not shift up into 2nd gear. It will not shift into 3rd gear when trying to do so manually. It just stays in 1st gear. Reverse works fine. Recent history....All was fine until I had a collision. The front end was damaged in the accident. The front shroud had to be removed. This is when the problem started. Also the speedometer also quit working at the same time. There are no other major issues at this time. Transaxle fluid level is good. The shift cable was recently replaced. What do ya'll think?
Speed sensor or wire may be damaged on the speedo. I Would remove the air box and battery if needed. Then disconnect the shift cable. See if the shifter will work freely. Then manually shift the trans leaver. One of these will have an issue. You will want to set the emergency brake before doing this.
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Ok. So I Remove the Air Cleaner, Battery and Battery Tray and found that the TCM output sensor (Speed Sensor) to be damaged by the collision. Tomorrow I will replace the sensor. Hopefully this will fix the issue. Thanx
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Lets us know the outcome.

You indicate you have 300K miles on the transmission?

Whats the secret?? What kind of maintenance have you done to it to get
300k miles
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Lets us know the outcome.

You indicate you have 300K miles on the transmission?

Whats the secret?? What kind of maintenance have you done to it to get
300k miles
I know I'm not him, but I got 210k on my Sebring (same tranny) and I got by with regularly changing the oil and never using 3rd or "L" but I'm pretty sure a fluid flush and fill every thousand miles would help, too
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