View Full Version : Transmission intermittent shifting and stuck at times

10-16-2013, 12:37 AM
I have a 2003 North American Tin with the automatic transmission. At random times I've noticed the van has sluggish take off which feels to me like it stuck in second. If I get up to speed and shift to neutral and back to drive it will jump to 5th. I also notice when this happens the manual shift will not work, up or down. It just shows "D" no matter what.

If I stop and turn the engine off and restart, it seems to reboot it and everything works fine again.

Do I have a bad computer, speed sensor or just a tranny change?

10-16-2013, 12:47 AM
Look for a leak off the sensor on the trans pan. Any history of fluid changes?

10-16-2013, 12:48 AM
you appear to be in Limp Home Mode, use the search button on the blue line at the top of the page for those words and you will find a list of remedies.

Usually, no transmission change nor computer change is needed !

10-16-2013, 12:57 AM
Thanks for the help guys. To answer the tranny oil change question. I don't know. I bought it used with 180k miles. I'm changing the Trans fluid this weekend. That way I will know.

10-16-2013, 01:18 AM
Please read the link on the first line of this link "Additional to do" when changing transmission oil.