Will not shift out of 1st gear

Question:

I have a 1997 Mercury Villager, I have replaced the speed sensor, because the speedometer, and odometer didn”t work, but it still will not shift out of 1st gear. I took it for diagnostics and the ford dealer, they said that there is nothing wrong with the transmission, all they would say was there are 2 shorts somewhere. I took it to Auto Zone, they put there code machine on it and said it needed a throttle control sensor, I put that on and it still will not shift. Any ideas???? 

Answer:

When you wind it up high in first gear, say 3000 rpm, is there strong engine braking when you let off the gas?

The shop manual does not show a no 1-2 shift being caused by anything electrical.

    • No 1-2 Shift
    • 2-4 band.
    • INSPECT/REPLACE 2-4 band.

 

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Quadratrac

Question:

I have 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Quadratrac, while driving it will brake and pull to the right. Is it front axle or transfer case viscous coupler. Thanks, what would it take to fix the problem. I am driving it without the drive-shaft on. 

Answer:

These vehicles are bad for the viscous coupler malfunctions, if you are driving without the front drive-shaft and it is driving fine then it is more then likely the viscous coupler. A sure way to know is put the shaft back on and drive in circles, if the truck seems like it is in 4 low with the tires slipping then it is the viscous coupler for sure. the only way to fix the problem is to replace the viscous coupler. 

Rebuild transmission in it started showing problems

Question:

I bought a 1995 Saturn with a single overhead cam engine and 130,000 miles very clean. The rebuild transmission in it started showing problems in the first month and I had it flushed which didn’t work. My friend sold me one out of a 1996 single cam with 80,000 miles that he thought worked fine when it was parked and used for parts for a year and a half ago. The fluid was red and smelled fine with a newer spin on filter, so I took a chance. I used the torque converter that came in my rebuilt because it was blue (a sign of a rebuild?). I installed the used transmission with a good quality Dextron 111 fluid now this trans shifts very hard, at 3/4 throttle it chirps 2nd gear and gets a little more live-able with each progressive gear. I added trans X cleaner and drove it for ten miles to no avail . I still have the old trans which shifted OK and took out the solenoids and valve body last night to see if I might be able to exchange them which would be on today’s menu except I want to know if there is anything else it could be.

Answer:

You should be able to have the transmission computer re-programmed so that the shift points are more to your liking. A trans shop or dealer should have the ability ( the tool ) to be able to do this for you. As it is electronic shift.

Pump is not running now. doesn”t seem to be getting juice at tank.

Question:

2001 dodge diesel. 35,000 miles.    Replaced mechanical pump with electric 1 year ago.    Pump is not running now. doesn”t seem to be getting juice at tank.  I already looked at the fuses.

Answer:

The wiring to the rear pump was altered when it was installed. There is a large connector just behind the wheel well opening on the drivers side. This is where the power wire was installed. You should be able to see the add on wiring . Check to be sure the terminal pin is properly seated in the connector and not pushed out. When the ignition is turned on and the starter bumped the fuel pump relay is activated. The circuit that “controls ” the relay gets it power from the original fuel pump connector located on the left rear of the motor . Make sure that its connected and the add-on relay energizes with key on- starter bump. You can get a helper to bump the starter so you can test the relay. I would also thump on the bottom of the fuel tank while the relay is energized. Some times this will “kick start” a failing in-tank pump.