Question Asked: WILL NOT GO OVER 30MPH WITH PEDLE TO METAL
January 20, 2010, 05:02 AM
I BOUGHT MY CHARGER IN 2006 BRAND NEW. NO PROBLEMS UNTIL NOW, JAN. 2010. I WAS DRIVING FINE AND THE CAR ACTED LIKE IT GOT STUCK IN NEUTRAL. BUT IT WAS IN DRIVE. AND IT WOULD NOT GO FASTER THAN 30MPH, EVEN WHEN I STEPPED ON IT HARD. I MADE IT HOME, IT WAS WITHIN 2 MILES OF MY HOUSE. AFTER IT COOLED OFF I DROVE IT AGAIN AND IT WAS OKAY. BUT IT'S AT THE DEALERSHIP NOW. AND THEY THINK IT'S A SENSOR IN THE TRANSMISSION. THE DIAG. MACHINE DIDN'T PICK UP ANYTHING. I KNOW SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT WITH IT. IT SEEMED LIKE THE TRANSMISSION FLUID WAS OUT OR LOW. YOU CAN'T CHECK IT YOURSELF, CUZ THERE IS NO TRANS. STICK IN THE TUBE THING WHERE THE TRANSMISSION FLUID GOES. I'M SO DISCUSTED. I LOVE MY CHARGER, BUT WHEN THE TRANSMISSION STARTS ACTING UP. IT'S TIME TO TRADE FOR A NEW CAR. SCARY. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS COULD BE? HAS ANYONE HAD TROUBLE WITH THIS BEFORE. ALSO THE EMMISSION LIGHT CAME ON FOR A DAY. THEN IT WENT OUT. IT NEVER FLASHED JUST WAS ON FOR A DAY. WHEN IT WENT OUT, I THOUGHT THE CAR WAS FINE. AND THAT'S WHEN IT ACTED LIKE IT WAS STUCK IN ONE GEAR ALMOST NEUTRAL. PLEASE HELP.
Car Review: 2006 Dodge Charger
February 10, 2010, 12:42 PM
I am back. I got my 2006 Dodge Charger back from the dealership 3 times now. They could not find the problem with the transmission not wanting to shift into 2nd gear. After they put it on the diagnostic machine and drove it about 8 miles. So, not too long after I left the dearlership, I was driving my car around town to see if it would do the same thing again. And it started acting up, my car didn't want to shift into 2nd (after driving it for about 12 miles). Same thing, it was only able to go around 40mph. and not wanting to shift into 2nd gear. So I drove it back to the dealership and they came out and said do not put it into park just put the emerg. brakes on and that way we can let the shop foreman drive it and he can see what is wrong with it. A day later they called and said it's the sensor switch in the transmission. Which is what I was told it probably was from you (Repair Pal) a few weeks ago. So they ordered the part and it should be in tom. and then they will put it on. I guess I will have to see if this works. AND THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT IT'S FREE OF CHARGE DUE TO AN older RECALL. I pray this works... Please, please, please work...... Not having a car is so frustrating. Especially when I have 2 more years to pay on it. And it's already having problems. I love this car. And it runs awesome other than this gear thing. I hope the sensor makes it new again. Thanks for your help. If you can think of anything else I need to know about it, if this sensor doesn't work, then please let me know. Thanks again !! Debrina