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Old 11 Nov 2016, 02:25 pm
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Hi everyone, I have a 2006 non-turbo, about 115k miles, auto trans. Had the check engine light come on, and she went into limp mode. No high gear shift at 40 mph as usual. Fluid a tiny bit low. So, I pulled some fluid and added a half quart of Trans-X to clean it out, and picked up a new filter and gasket. Light went right out, and shifting was back to normal. Long story short, the light comes on periodically, downshift may be hard, or it might be fine. Disconnected the battery for 2 hours and code went out. Now it's back, and suddenly the speedometer didn't work. After I got gas it worked again. Light went out. Came back on yesterday, and no top gear. So I parked for 3 minutes with the car off. Light stayed on, but it shifted fine. I'm about to change the filter, but I wondered if anyone else has experience with these erratic symptoms. Thanks.
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Old 11 Nov 2016, 03:42 pm
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Hi everyone, I have a 2006 non-turbo, about 115k miles, auto trans. Had the check engine light come on, and she went into limp mode. No high gear shift at 40 mph as usual. Fluid a tiny bit low. So, I pulled some fluid and added a half quart of Trans-X to clean it out, and picked up a new filter and gasket. Light went right out, and shifting was back to normal. Long story short, the light comes on periodically, downshift may be hard, or it might be fine. Disconnected the battery for 2 hours and code went out. Now it's back, and suddenly the speedometer didn't work. After I got gas it worked again. Light went out. Came back on yesterday, and no top gear. So I parked for 3 minutes with the car off. Light stayed on, but it shifted fine. I'm about to change the filter, but I wondered if anyone else has experience with these erratic symptoms. Thanks.

What is the code that keeps triggering?
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Old 12 Nov 2016, 05:07 pm
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Default Re: erratic auto trans issues

I wish I knew. I tried the key dance process, but got nothing except some dings and a little red light.
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Old 12 Nov 2016, 06:16 pm
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Transmission codes won't come up with the key dance. And a trip to you local auto parts store won't get them either. You'll need access to a scanner that can pull the trans codes.
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Old 12 Nov 2016, 09:42 pm
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My local Oreilly's readers read tranny codes. It's free and takes maybe 5 minutes. You really need to start with the codes.
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