Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Where can I find the speed sensor for a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

asked by on

car engine light on, and taking off in second gear. I am able to shift down to first gear and back up for speed

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

A: Hello - it sounds like your transmission is...

Hello - it sounds like your transmission is in "limp mode" which gives you a 2nd gear start operation. Get the problem codes that are setting the Check Engine Light - this will help diagnosis considerably! Most auto parts stores will read the codes for you for free. Check the transmission fluid level - low fluid level can cause all sorts of problems. I would recommend having a car is hard to shift inspection completed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Location for speed sensor?

Hello. It sounds like your transmission is in "limp mode", causing the 2nd gear start operation. If you can get the problem codes that are setting the Check Engine light, it will help in your diagnosis considerably! Most auto...

Q: My car's engine intermittently stalls

Hello. If the engine is just shutting off then it may be an electrical issue with the ignition switch or the main relay. If the engine starts sputtering before it turns off and then it starts up again then that...

Q: Idle fluctuates and then stalls.

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.