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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Question: Transmission not shifting

 

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Jefb1971, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Beverly, MA, May 20, 2013, 13:29
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My wifes PT Cruiser has not been shiftig gears. I looked at the TCM yesterday and that looks caroded. It has rust and looks like battery acid (old battery had lots of acid before replaced)
I am very limmited on cash so a repair shop is out of the question. I figure I replace this and hope for the best.
Has this happend to others? Not shifting gears unless I stop and resart the car.
If so what was the outcome?

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  • Answer #1

    ziptie12 May 20, 2013, 19:35
     Master

    Pull the connector off and clean as best as possible , both harness side and blow out the TCM side with compressed air if possible. Use care NOT to bend pin terminals! Try that first , before replacing TCM , the problem sounds more like a bad connection , rather than the control module itself , since shutting it off and restarting temporarily corrects the symptom. Also , do any dash warning lights flicker at the time it acts up? Like ignition being turned off very briefly? ??? -Maybe someone else will reply , It could also be a faulty connection in a 'power' line somewhere else--I'm thinking ?maybe? ignition switch? Had a Dodge a while back that had problems with trans going into 'limp' mode and it turned out to be the ignition switch........

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12192 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9355
    globalhelper May 21, 2013, 07:24
     Master

    SEEK A FREE DIAG AND EST FROM AMMCO THEN CK PRICING. SCAN FOR TCM CODES WHICH AAMCO WILL DO THEN POST SO WE CAN ADV

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