MY CAR DRIVES BUT WONT SHIFT OUT OF FIRST GEAR AND ITS A AUTOMATIC

  • Tiny
  • shotgunnerchavez
  • 1998 Dodge Avenger
  • 161,000 miles

It has run fine up till know

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 AT 10:04 PM

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  • Tiny
  • DrCranknWrench
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You could have a bad shift solenoid or a problem with the torque converter clutch solenoid. The other possibilities are the second gear band clutch failing.
The best place to start is by pulling the trouble codes. Any Advance Auto or Auto Zone will do this for free.
That will give you a good idea as to where to head with the diagnosis as the solenoids will show as faulty or nearing failure when you pull a code test. Then if there are no codes, you wiould look into the issue being a mechanically related problem such as the clucthes or the valve body.

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 AT 10:30 PM
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  • shotgunnerchavez
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On my way to auto zone

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 AT 11:25 PM
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  • DrCranknWrench
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Let me know how it turns out and I will reply ASAP.

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 AT 11:27 PM
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  • shotgunnerchavez
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Thanks alot I really appreciate it

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 AT 11:28 PM
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It's code p0750 shift solenoid malfunction

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 12:16 AM
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  • shotgunnerchavez
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It was the transmission solenoid $150 and I changed it out it runs great now thanks

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 7:24 AM
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  • DrCranknWrench
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You are very welcome. Come back any time you need help and we will be here for you.

Take care

Dr. C

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 AT 9:17 PM

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