2001 Chrysler 300 Repair Question
01 chrysler 300m transmission wont shift past 1st gear
park, neutral, and reverse all work fine but won't shift gears when driving.
i hope this is an easy fix i only bought the car a year ago and love driving it.
Sticking in second gear is "limp mode" that allows you to drive it slowly to a repair shop without needing a tow truck; definitely not at highway speed. In general, when it starts out in second gear and all the shift indicator lights are on, it's usually a sensor or other electrical problem. If it bangs back down to second gear during or right after an up-shift, it's more likely to be slippage in one of the clutch packs. Either way, there will be at least one diagnostic fault code stored in the Transmission Computer. Having those codes read is the place to start. You'll need a mechanic with a scanner that can access the Electronic Automatic Transmission Controller (EATX).
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