my 99' sebring was low on trans fluid and I put a half quart of the wrong fluid in. my trans went into "limp mode" (stuck in 2nd gear). i did a complete trans flush and this did not fix the problem. the transmission is still stuck in 2nd. can somebody please give me a solution that will not require replacing the trans?

Asked by Aug 15, 2012 at 05:41 PM about the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr LXi Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car was shifting hard into third gear and i checked the trans fluid to notice it was low. i added a half quart of mercron and my car started acting up horribly having a hard time shifting into any gears. it then went into what is called limp mode, where it only has second gear and found out that sebrings only takes a certain kind of trans fluid. I bought the correct fluid, did a complete trans flush and this did not correct the problem. Can somebody please give me a remedy to fix this problem without replacing the transmission?

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Have you tried resettig the computer by disconnecting the battery cables for a couple minutes and then hooking them back up ?

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First of all, when you did your trans flush, did you flush all the old fluid out? I've seen people flush 8 qts out of a 14 qt truck transmission and call it a complete flush, usually some yahoo at meineke or jiffy lube or some other place to never take your car. If this isn't the case and you flushed it completely and correctly, then I would suggest disconnecting your battery and pulling the computer fuse for a minimum of 15 minutes. Then get in and drive to check.

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THE SOLONOID PACK ON THE FRT OF THE TRANS IS PROBABLY STICKING AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED, ASSUMMING THERE WAS NOTHING IN THE PAN THAT WOULD INDICATE A TRANS HARD PART PROBLEM

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