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97 LX WON'T CHANGE OUT OF 1ST GEAR

1997 Chrysler Cirrus • 6 cylinder Automatic • 157,000 miles

Automatic tranission 1997 chrysler cirrus lx v6 will not change out of first gear. I just had a new ignition switch put on and now it won't change out of first. What could the problen be?
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Mzpo
August 4, 2011.



It's actually stuck in second gear. That's "limp" mode that allows you to drive slowly to a repair shop. You must turn the ignition switch off and restart the engine to get it out of limp-in. As a general rule, if it goes right to second gear as soon as you shift into gear, the problem is sensor-related. If it goes to limp-in during or right after an up-shift, it is more likely to be slippage in one of the clutch packs. You

Caradiodoc
Aug 4, 2011.
Thank you, I had to drive it 32 miles home that way I hope I didn't mess up the transmission. And I'm praying like crazy I won't get charged a arm and leg just to have it looked at let alone fixed.

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Mzpo
Aug 4, 2011.