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post #1 of 6 Old 05-07-2006, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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wont shift out of 3rd

my speedo stoped workin and now i notice it wont shift above 3rd. it shifts up to 3rd perfect but wont go to 4th or 5th.. any ideas?


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post #2 of 6 Old 05-07-2006, 07:05 PM
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Pst, you don't have a 5th gear

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post #3 of 6 Old 05-07-2006, 07:07 PM
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It won't shift to 5th because you don't have a 5th gear. Make sure fluid is at the right level. Mine would stay in 3rd, jump to 4th, and then quickly go back to 3rd. Turns out I was just about a quart low of ATF.


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post #4 of 6 Old 05-07-2006, 07:51 PM
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I don't know if it pertains to a '95 or not, but someone recently said that if the speedo isn't working it could cause the tranny to go into a limp home mode where it won't shift right. Try fixing the speedo problem and see what happens.

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go over your overdrive fuses/connections/button, maybe its stuck on.
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-07-2006, 08:49 PM
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is the speed seonsor on the trans also what controls the speedometer?

If it is then there is your problem right there.

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