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Old 21 Jan 2016, 03:27 pm
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i have an 03 cruiser with transmission problems. there is no second gear and no codes. after reading other posts about ground cables, i inspected mine. both frame to strut mounts are broke, fender to hood is broke, exhaust is broke. the only ground i found intact is the negative post cable that splits and goes to the fender and the transmission bolt. could this be causing my problems. garage is full of my truck engine rebuild so i will have to wait till the snow is gone to replace these.
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Old 21 Jan 2016, 03:33 pm
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Default Re: no grounds = transmission problems?

Grounds can cause a great many problems, but I am pretty sure that the strut mount, hood and exhaust grounds will have no effect on your tranny. Tranny grounds maybe. I have had all of those off my car at one time or another, sometime simultaneously with no ill effect. Of course, my car is a 5 speed, so take my opinion for what it is worth!
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Old 21 Jan 2016, 04:12 pm
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Old 21 Jan 2016, 04:20 pm
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Default Re: no grounds = transmission problems?

mine started and drove fine with the ground cable to the trans/starter broken in half. (5 speed also)

you might check the grounds in the inner fenders, but i wouldn't expect much.

you should attach the car to a good scanner that can read the trans stuff. it might be 30 out but the car is reading 130, it could think it's going a different speed than it is, etc. the scanner and common sense looking at the sensor values will help more than we can.
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Old 21 Jan 2016, 04:32 pm
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mine started and drove fine with the ground cable to the trans/starter broken in half. (5 speed also)

you might check the grounds in the inner fenders, but i wouldn't expect much.

you should attach the car to a good scanner that can read the trans stuff. it might be 30 out but the car is reading 130, it could think it's going a different speed than it is, etc. the scanner and common sense looking at the sensor values will help more than we can.
That's right. My cousin had a Jeep Cherokee that had auto trans issues. Those codes didn't come up with the key dance, but the parts store got them right away.
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