2009 Dodge Nitro shifting problem

Tiny
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  • 2009 DODGE NITRO
  • 60,000 MILES
Well, the car is made for europe, 2800 engine, 5cyl and all of a sudden get stuck in 2-nd gear. Is a 2009 4wd sxt dodge nitro, diesel engine. The service where it is told me the problem is with the computer. My question is ( if anyone have any idea) how much is the cost of the computer? Can be any other cause for this? Thanks!
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 AT 10:37 AM

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Tiny
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It could be but scan it for codes first it may be just a sensor in trans or wiring issue. It could be computer as well though
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 AT 10:46 AM
Tiny
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I just got the info stating that, after some tests, seems like the problem is the computer. Any idea how much is the computer and if it fits from any american models of nitro's?
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 AT 11:45 AM
Tiny
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They are vin specific and have to be programed to your car. Check with a dealer or a pro that can do that
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 AT 1:47 PM
Tiny
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Ok, here are some updates. The car was taken out of the service, they said checked the transmission solenoids and were ok and changed the TCM, and in less than 10 miles. Same problem: the car got stuck into the second gear and enter into the service mode, unable to shift up or down. Any idea what can be wrong or what else can cause this problem? I am guessing this have nothing to do with cars being made for or in Europe, I am assuming are cars here that work in the same way, the problem is with finding/changing parts.
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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 AT 5:39 PM
Tiny
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Do what I said in first reply if it is in limp mode it's either a tcm/elecetrical problem or interanal trans problem.
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Thursday, June 20th, 2013 AT 5:30 AM
Tiny
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I was told that can be the transmission sensors. Where are those sensor located?
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Thursday, June 20th, 2013 AT 6:20 AM
Tiny
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Inside the transmission have atrans guy look at it
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Thursday, June 20th, 2013 AT 6:21 AM
Tiny
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The latest info that I received is that when the car get stuck into the 2nd gear, some display shows the following " no signal rotation sensor number 2" What that means? Where is that sensor and how can I get there? Any idea how much that part cost?
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Thursday, June 20th, 2013 AT 12:34 PM
Tiny
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Like I said take this to a trans guy it's item 6 in the one drawing and the other pic tells how it operates. It is pressed into the planetary gear set and goes against the case INSIDE the trans.
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Thursday, June 20th, 2013 AT 12:49 PM
Tiny
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Thanks so much. I think I will have my husband look at it, considering the fact that the people at the authorized garage where the car was, wasn't able to fix it. Do you have any idea which cars have the transmission like the Nitro? From the TCM experience, I was told that crysler 300c and newer models of intrepid.
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Thursday, June 20th, 2013 AT 5:56 PM
Tiny
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Or I should say/ask. In which other cars I can find sensors like the one in the picture.
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Thursday, June 20th, 2013 AT 7:01 PM
Tiny
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What part don't you understand? This transmission has to come apart to fix these sensors that is why you should go to a trans guy he will know and should be able to fix it.
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Friday, June 21st, 2013 AT 6:50 AM
Tiny
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I do understand that and I really really appreciate your help. What I was trying to say is maybe some other transmissions uses the same sensors. Or in other words; take the sensors from a chrysler tranny and put them into this nitro tranny.( Interchangeable parts I think is the term)
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Friday, June 21st, 2013 AT 7:05 AM
Tiny
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That's why isaid a trans guy would know it has to come apart anyhow to dfix it the sensors are in the case not the valve body
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Friday, June 21st, 2013 AT 7:06 AM

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