Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Replaced transmission cooler but its still not shifting could this be because it's now in limp mode

asked by on

I pulled into gas station and noticed transmission fluid running out underneath called mechanic he loaded it up took it to shop found it to be the transmission cooler and changed that but it still wouldn't shift when i asked what he thought it might be he said he didn't know so I told him to stop working on it. It wouldn't throw a code but a transmission mechanic thought it was probably an external issue like solenoid or sensor changed solenoid still wouldn't shift could it be pressure switch

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. Shifting problems can be caused by a...

Hello. Shifting problems can be caused by a wide variety of things. Some vehicles are equipped with more than one shift solenoid and will have issues shifting if one of them fails. It may also be possible that the pressure switch or valve body have failed. The pressure switch monitors the fluid pressure for the computer and the valve body is the component that directs the fluid and pressure. If either of these components have an issue, all sorts of transmission problems can occur. If the issues began after a leak, then it may be possible that some sort of problem has occurred as a result of the leak, and perhaps damage to an internal component due to low fluid. If you are still unsure about the issue, I would recommend having a shop that specializes in transmissions look at the vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Where is the solenoid shift in a Toyota Camry?

If you are referring to a shift solenoid, that component is located within the transmission in a transmission "assembly" known as the "valve body." Failures of shift solenoids are not unusual, however, the Diagnostic Trouble Code that has identified this...

Q: The Check Engine Light came on after washing my Durango

It sound like you got water into some of the electrical connections from the water that is sprayed sideways and from the bottom of some of these car washes. Also, your car was running, which could cause the water to...

Q: Is my blower motor broken?

If you switch the blower "on" and there is voltage at the terminal under the dash that supplies power to the motor (you would be probing the wiring harness with a voltmeter), then the blower motor is probably dead. Some...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...