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  • avatar docj 06/27/08 12:20 am PST

    Usually when this occurs ,its a problem with the TCM..Transmission control module..
    It may be a fault with the TCM itself..
    The vehicle is designed to go in whats called "limp in" mode..meaning when a fault occurs,the transmission will default into 2nd gear,it will drive,but not like its supposed to,so you can make it into a repair facility.

    You dont know history of the vehicle i take it since you just bought it...maybe it had some recent work done to the transmission,this certainly would require a reprogramming of the TCM...

    I would take it in for service right away,this is definitely not right.

    Let me know how you make out

    Doc J

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  • docj 06/27/08 12:20 am PST

    Usually when this occurs ,its a problem with the TCM..Transmission control module..
    It may be a fault with the TCM itself..
    The vehicle is designed to go in whats called "limp in" mode..meaning when a fault occurs,the transmission will default into 2nd gear,it will drive,but not like its supposed to,so you can make it into a repair facility.

    You dont know history of the vehicle i take it since you just bought it...maybe it had some recent work done to the transmission,this certainly would require a reprogramming of the TCM...

    I would take it in for service right away,this is definitely not right.

    Let me know how you make out

    Doc J

  • gary124 10/09/10 4:34 pm PST

    Read owners manual it will tell you its going to do this

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