Check transmission light keeps turning on

Tiny
AYLISA21
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  • 1994 ISUZU TROOPER
  • 3.2L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
My check transmission light keeps coming on. When we unplug the battery or hit the relay box everything seems to work for a little bit and then it comes in again. And does not want really go. What could this be?
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Friday, December 29th, 2017 AT 7:59 PM

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HARRY P
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So when the light comes on, it does not go very fast, right? It sounds like the computer is putting the car into what is called "limp mode." That mode is meant to prevent further problems from developing and yet allow you to drive it to a mechanic.

The service engine light is telling you that the computer has trouble code(s) stored. These codes point in the general direction of what's wrong. They are a starting point, at least. On a 1994 car, as long as it is OBD1 system (which it should be), you can retrieve the trouble codes using a piece of wire, or a paper clip. Here is a how-to guide: https://www.2carpros.com/articles/odb1-isuzu-1985-1994-cars-and-trucks-code-retrieval-procedure-and-definition

The A+B connectors pins are the two on the top row, right side. If it is OBD1, then the connector will be rectangular shaped. If it is OBD2, then it will be more of a trapezoid, and you will have to get it scanned with a OBD2 scanner. The local AutoZone, Advance Auto, or O'reilly Auto Parts can scan it for free.
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Saturday, December 30th, 2017 AT 3:53 AM
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DAVID SANDERS
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Retrieve the codes. If it is the dreaded code 37 which is common then look at the front of your intake manifold for two grounds. One is dead center and top towards the front. And the other is left lower on the front of the manifold. Clean and tighten. These grounds are the shield for the wire that goes between the TCM and the ECU and will cause a mess of problems.
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Monday, August 20th, 2018 AT 12:04 PM

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