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Angry I Lost 1st Gear! Then it came back.

What is it with this car?

This morning I back out of the drive way, I put it in drive and it just revs up. I put it in manual thinking I put it in Nuetral and again the same thing. I manualy shift into 2nd and this time it takes off.

I went about 3 blocks and shut the car off. I start it back up and put it in Drive and it takes off. I put in back in manual to see what gear I'm in and show that I'm staying in 2nd. So i shift it to 1st and this time it drops down and engages. I put it in Drive and it worked fine all the way to work.

Last year I replaced some plastic sensor that was covered in friction material that kept the car from shifting out of 1st gear.

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what engine do you have?
where is your trans fluid level at?
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Engine doesnt really matter since the trans is the same but the tranny fluid is important

Not only level but how long since it has been changed?
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I have never changed the tranny fluid. I'm a little superstitous about it. It seem every time I have changed the tranny fluid and filter in other cars I owned that was when the tranny decided to let go.

I will check the fluid tonight but It felt more like a computer issue then a cloged filter or low fluid issue. It was the same as being in nuetral. If it was low fluied I would expect that as I reved it up it would start to creep a little.

I drove it home for lunch and it worked fine.
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I have never changed the tranny fluid. I'm a little superstitous about it. It seem every time I have changed the tranny fluid and filter in other cars I owned that was when the tranny decided to let go.

I will check the fluid tonight but It felt more like a computer issue then a cloged filter or low fluid issue. It was the same as being in nuetral. If it was low fluied I would expect that as I reved it up it would start to creep a little.

I drove it home for lunch and it worked fine.
I'm not saying change it, but our transmissions are bitchy about fluid, if it's a little low it'll slip like this, and if there's toomuch some how that's even worse, so if it needs some fluid just add it, and also check the lines coming out of the trans fluid cooler, they might be cracked or leaky

How many miles are on the car?

and also it could be electrical, I'm pretty sure there's a pinlayout for the TCM somewhere in the how-to section

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Could be the solenoid pack going out from having bad fluid in it... If it is discolored, or has a burnt smell to it, flush it out and replace the filter.
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It does smell burnt and is a little discolored.
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How much is a "little" as it should be close to a bright red, that is fresh fluid... Some discoloration is normal, but, if its really all brown, or black, and no red, then it is burned up and needs flushed ASAP.
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Its not what I would call bright red but it was not black or brown either. More of a darker red then normal. A little hard to tell just looking at a dipstick.

I can't seem to find any information in the FSM on changing the trany filter.
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Its not what I would call bright red but it was not black or brown either. More of a darker red then normal. A little hard to tell just looking at a dipstick.

I can't seem to find any information in the FSM on changing the trany filter.
To change the fluid and filter, simply remove the oil pan on the A604 (sorry, but there isn't a drain plug, so you'll need something large, yet low to the ground to collect the oil when the pan drops). One way to do this is to remove all of the bolts except for on one side, then puncture the gasket on the side opposite the remaining bolts. This way, much of the fluid will pour out (as opposed to letting it surge out when removing all of the bolts at once). The new filter will snap right in place. The pan must be cleaned prior to putting it back on. Inside the pan should be a magnet which collects small metal particles which may be in the fluid. Clean out this entire pan, and the magnet, then bond the silicon gasket to the pan. Then simply bolt the pan back on, and put the new fluid in from the dip stick.
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Sounds pretty simple. Thanks for the input.

Is it in the FSM or did I miss it? I see they talk about the transaxel and they only talk about the transmission cooling lines but not the transmission it selft.
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It's covered in the transaxle chapter, in the "Fluid" sub chapter (Standard procedure fluid/filter service). Page 21-98 in the '02 manual.
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