Vehicles may develop a start and die out condition or a transmission that defaults to second gear. Our technicians tell us that the transmission control module (TCM) may be at fault and require replacement. If the TCM is replaced the pinion factor should be reset and the quick learn procedure performed.
Engine Start and Stall and/or Transmission Stuck in Second Gear on Chrysler LeBaron
Average mileage: 140,506 (65,600–170,000)
17 people reported this problem
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1990 Chrysler LeBaron 170,000 mi, Visitor
Car abruptly shifts into second gear when slowing down. Will not shift normally until ign is shut off & car restarted then shifts fine for an arbitrary (ten minutes to three days) time until it does it again.
1995 Chrysler LeBaron 166,000 mi, Visitor
car wont shift,,seems 2 be stuck in 2nd
1995 Chrysler LeBaron 150,000 mi, Visitor
My car just started slipping like this. I'm trying to fix it now. Guess I'll start with the TCM.
Won't shift at all
1990 Chrysler LeBaron 112,000 mi, Visitor
my car will be driving fine then when i brake it will shutter in and out of gear. then it will get stuck in 2nd gear and will stay there until i turn off the car. going into neutral then back into drive doesnt do anything.
1994 Chrysler LeBaron 141,465 mi, Visitor
If I hit the brake before 2nd gear it would down shift hard and not up shift I have to shut it off and turn it back on
Won't change out of second gear
It's stuck in the 3rd gear I can drive it but can't put it reverse or park
1991 Chrysler LeBaron 160,000 mi, Visitor
Shifts through all gears sometimes, after a stop and go it will become stuck in usually 2nd or 3rd gear.