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Old 08 Jun 2017, 09:01 am
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I just recently purchased a 2006 PT Cruiser Touring. I fount this community searching a problem I am having. The check engine light comes on this the car won't shift out of 3rd. I have had the code pulled and it is P0700 which refers to the TCM I have had the transmission checked and there is nothing wrong with it. any suggestions on where to go from here.
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Old 08 Jun 2017, 09:06 am
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Old 08 Jun 2017, 09:24 am
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I just recently purchased a 2006 PT Cruiser Touring. I fount this community searching a problem I am having. The check engine light comes on this the car won't shift out of 3rd. I have had the code pulled and it is P0700 which refers to the TCM I have had the transmission checked and there is nothing wrong with it. any suggestions on where to go from here.
you need a better shop to look at it. the p0700 is generic and that's all you'll see with a cheap scanner. any decent shop should have a good scanner and it will read out more specific codes. these are $1200-3000 scanners, not what friends have or the things they read with at autozone, hence why you'll need to visit a better shop for a proper diagnosis.
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Old 08 Jun 2017, 03:25 pm
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I just recently purchased a 2006 PT Cruiser Touring. I fount this community searching a problem I am having. The check engine light comes on this the car won't shift out of 3rd. I have had the code pulled and it is P0700 which refers to the TCM I have had the transmission checked and there is nothing wrong with it. any suggestions on where to go from here.
The stored TCM fault code could possibly be caused by low voltage. Your car likely will not shift because it's in "limp home" mode. On 2003 and newer PT's, the TCM is in the same housing as the PCM.

If me, I'd first take a multimeter and check the voltage across the battery terminals with the engine running. It should be somewhere around 13.75 volts.

Also, welcome to the forum from the great sovereign state of Arkansas!
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Old 09 Jun 2017, 01:24 am
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The stored TCM fault code could possibly be caused by low voltage. Your car likely will not shift because it's in "limp home" mode. On 2003 and newer PT's, the TCM is in the same housing as the PCM.

If me, I'd first take a multimeter and check the voltage across the battery terminals with the engine running. It should be somewhere around 13.75 volts.

Also, welcome to the forum from the great sovereign state of Arkansas!
Thank you for the welcome and the advice... This morning it was shifting fine but the battery light came on then went off, then came on again then went off... So I will definitely start there. Again Thanks
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Old 09 Jun 2017, 12:49 pm
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I would suggest taking it to a auto parts store that gives a free battery load test. This will tell you if the battery and battery charging system is working properly. Make sure they key in 4 cylinder in the battery load tester.
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