what causes loss of communication with transmission?
speedometer stoped working and it will not change gear. check engine light is on and it also indicates a problem with the power steering. I had a diagnostics test ran at auto zone and that's what it read loss of communication to transmission. what can cause this and how do I fix it?
hate to sound like a stuck parrot here on cargurus....but the black cable that connects to the chassis must be wirebrushed with a coarse wirebrush so that solid ground can be achieved...this connection must handle 300 cold cranking amps and also the delicate 750 mA of the ECU...so it is imperative this one be free of corrosion or anything what may cause "brown power" to happen creating an ECU failure~
get a NEW battery if five years old or older~ could mean trouble for your alternator and charging system as batteries will stop accepting a charge 10%/yr. get a good one NAPA, prestolite, Interstate....make us proud~
on a side note this connection when pulling the 300-700 cold cranking amps will "weld" the connection...just like an arc welder works...and will leave you with a corroded with electrical action (corrosion) to create this condition in the first place...normally it is alright as the ECU can see thru the corrosion to the good power, but varying amperages and voltages is the stuff ECU failures are made of~
i had the same problem disconnect the battery in the trunk for 30 minutes take out two fuses #25 10 amp and the 2amp above it replace them both then clean the fuse holder the computer is next to the fuse box check every wire in the connector by touching and moving it this is the fuse panel in the passenger side of the console when you are finished it will be fine
im haveing the same problem with no engine light on it says power steering and air bag service watch a couple movies to see if it will help did't back to sqaure one any anwsers
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