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    wont shift out of first gear?!?

    okay today i was driving coming upto a stop sign, i felt a hard shift no one was coming so i went through...i noticed while i was trying to pickup speed it was sluggish...next stop sign came up i started slowing down it was shifting hard...the service engine light came on...now i am getting error code p0700...i changed the fluid and filter yesterday put in atf+4 fluid...it wont shift out of first gear now...limp mode? any thoughts??
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    HELP IS Greatly Appreciated!
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    It will probably need to be scanned with the trans computer scanner to see what the faults are. If it has reverse and the 1 forward gear it is most likely in limp mode.
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    i was trying to avoid going to the dealer....i was thinking maybe the speed sensors.... or tcm itself?
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    Was it working fine before you changed the fluid & filter? Did you make sure the old o-ring came out with the old filter? Also, did you make sure the new filter was properly installed?

    I'm not trying to insult you, but often times it's best to start with the simple things. We've all been there - troubleshooting everything under the sun just to find out the reason it won't start is because there is no gas.
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    it was pretty sluggish to begin with...ran perfect even better then before all day today and lastnight after i changed the fluid... the O ring did come out i made sure of it...as for the filter being properly installed it did "click" into place and seemed pretty firm....doesnt it rest up against the bottom of the pan anyways?
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    1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L V6 - 222 000 KMS - RIP (written off)
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    tomorrow morning imma start by checking all the connections...then changing the speed sensors and the tcm itself... any suggestions is appreciated!
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    1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L V6 - 222 000 KMS - RIP (written off)
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    0 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    well, there was ONE correct answer given. it MUST be scanned with a REAL scanner. If you were near me, I could scan it for you but alas you are 2000+ miles away. you do NOT need to go to a dealer for scanning, any auto repair shop can read trans data/codes. heck even a highschool auto shop can do this.

    I bought a van (2000 town and country LXi) for $1000 because the trans didn't shift. the owner got a quote for $1600 to rebuild the trans and didn't want to spend the $. I bought it as-is brought it home, found the problem and fixed it in 5min. then sold the van for $900 profit 6hrs later.

    Think of this. you seem to be the kind of person that would want to fix their own stuff, why not by your own scanner. Just think of it this way, pretend you need to have the trans rebuilt, take $500 out of that cost and buy a nice used Snap-On MT2500 on ebay. use the scanner to diagnose your trans problem, then fix it. How much did you save (rebuilt trans - scanner = savings). Now the next time you need a scanner you have one. Then just think of the money you can make back!! you could advertise on craigslist even. Just look on this forum ALL the people that need help.

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    yeah i wish i had the money to go buy a scanner...i have a cheap obd2 scanner but does not read the transmission...just waiting for the parts gunna change the speed sensors i hope thats the problem!
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    that sounds great, while you're at it, you should replace the solenoid pack and TCM also.

    does you speedometer work?

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