Q: changed out a dead battery on a 2013 Ford fiesta, got the wrench light warning now it won't change out of second gear

asked by on January 06, 2018

O changed out a dead battery and got the wrench light warning. Now it will not shift past second gear.

My car has 8700 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Gary. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually, a damaged transmission position sensor will cause the symptoms you’re describing, but it’s very odd for a battery replacement to activate this problem. It’s possible that this issue is non-related. The wrench light is a warning light indicator that is activated when an OBD-II trouble code is triggered. It’s quite possible that the code will lead you to the source of the transmission issue.

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