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Old 26 Feb 2016, 07:45 pm
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So my grand daughters 04' PT is not shifting in to 3rd gear. I'm leaving for advanced right now to get a filter and fluid. I will check this thread before starting the change. If you guys got any ideas, let me know. I did a search and not much help except get F+4.
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Old 26 Feb 2016, 11:14 pm
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So my grand daughters 04' PT is not shifting in to 3rd gear. I'm leaving for advanced right now to get a filter and fluid. I will check this thread before starting the change. If you guys got any ideas, let me know. I did a search and not much help except get F+4.
Is the engine light on? If so what are the engine trouble codes?

How many miles on the transmission?
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Old 27 Feb 2016, 08:44 am
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Engine light was always on. Don't know codes. About 200,000 miles
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Old 27 Feb 2016, 11:38 am
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Engine light was always on. Don't know codes. About 200,000 miles
Here's how to get error codes:
How to retrieve fault codes.
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Old 27 Feb 2016, 01:15 pm
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Chrysler designed these automatic transmissions with this "limp mode" feature. Essentially, if the control module senses that something is wrong it will force the transmission to stay in second gear to avoid causing further damage (by shifting and/or driving at high speeds).

If you get the general transmission code P0700 (The presence of this code means the TCM detected a problem) take it to transmission repair shop that will give you the specific transmission codes for free.

We need to find out why it went into limp mode so post what the codes are and we can help you diagnose it better.
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Old 27 Feb 2016, 09:39 pm
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Thank you, this sounds like what happened. I haven't worked on it yet. Would you believe it, my truck quit completely. (Transmission) had to get it towed home. I'll get back to you.
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Old 28 Feb 2016, 08:02 am
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Just don't take it to an AAMCO. That stands for All Automatics Must Come Out. I don't know anyone that's ever had a good experience with those clowns.
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Old 28 Feb 2016, 07:50 pm
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So I did the codes trick and it didn't work. No codes or done. Just the odometer.
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Old 28 Feb 2016, 08:25 pm
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So I did the codes trick and it didn't work. No codes or done. Just the odometer.
You should buy an OBDII Scan Tool.

Make sure your engine trouble light is still coming on.

I found at the beginning before I bought my OBDII Scan tool I was also having trouble getting the codes but it took practice and you need to do it under 5 seconds.
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Old 28 Feb 2016, 09:30 pm
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I think I was quicker than 5 sec. I guess I'll try it again.
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