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COMING OFF THE FREEWAY THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND IT IS HAVING PROBLEMS GOING INTO GEAR WHAT COULD IT BE?

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser • 112,000 miles

It acts like it is in nutral and sometimes will go into gear. I can't drive it far in fear I will get stuck. I can not get a code because my hubby tried to reset it and we can't drive it to get the check engine light to come back on. What can I do?
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Rochelle22277
December 31, 2011.



How did he reset the Code?Have you tried to read a code since he tried to reset the code?

Saturntech9
Dec 31, 2011.
Yes, I tried to read the codes but it just says done. He took the battery cables off to reset it.

Tiny
Rochelle22277
Dec 31, 2011.
Just says done?Thats a strange message it usually says no codes or will display the codes you have. Since it wont move and there are no codes now the first thing I would do is a transmission line pressure test.

Saturntech9
Dec 31, 2011.
Ok is it something I can do myself or do I need a mechanic to do it for me? I bought a book on the car and am somewhat familar. I have worked on our vehicles before.

Tiny
Rochelle22277
Dec 31, 2011.
Without knowing what the problem is it is hard to answer that question. If its a pressure issue like a valve body issue then depending on your abilities then its possible. If its a internal issue then I would say no that would take special tools and isnt a do it yourself repair. Thats why I suggested the line pressure test that takes a about a 70 pressure test kit. It would really help if we had those codes I could look up the codes for tsbs etc and have a better idea of whats going on.

Saturntech9
Dec 31, 2011.
Thank you so much for your help. I will see what I can do to get the light to come back on and get the codes. Then I'll get back with you.

Tiny
Rochelle22277
Dec 31, 2011.
Alright keep me posted.

Saturntech9
Dec 31, 2011.
Ok here is what I have. I have a code P0700 Automatic Transmission control system malfunction, 732 A/T additional gear ratio error 2nd gear, 736 A/T additional gear ratio error reverse gear, 841 Low/reverse pressure switch sense circuit malfunction, and 846 A/T 2/4 pressure switch circuit malfunction. I'm guessing I need to take it to a mechanic. Is this something I can fix?

Tiny
Rochelle22277
Jan 7, 2012.
I have the codes. P0700, 732, 736, 841, 846. It seems to be a pressure switch sense circuit malfunction. Is this something I can fix?

Tiny
Rochelle22277
Jan 7, 2012.
Your better off taking it in thats my advice.

Saturntech9
Jan 9, 2012.