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post #1 of 3 Old 07-21-2017, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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No first gear?

2000 Laredo 4.0 42re (I assume?) select trac.
I noticed yesterday on my way home from work that it was WAY sluggish on take off, like the brakes were on. After driving in traffic for a while, I figured out that it's not kicking down to first gear, and is taking off in second.
All my searches (including google) tell me it's the governor and or solenoid.
I can get them and pop them in myself. Doesn't look hard. I've worked on trannies before.
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-21-2017, 04:11 PM
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You're probably on the right track. Usually there's a MIL light on and you can check the codes to verify. Mine had P1757 and P1762. Replaced the governor pressure sensor and governor solenoid, problem solved. IIRC there are two different style connectors on the sensor, I don't recall where the year break was they switched from one to the other.

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post #3 of 3 Old 07-21-2017, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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No codes showing. Plus, I can manually pull the shift lever down into "1" and it'll go into first, but it won't if it's in drive.
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