I have a 92 dodge dynasty that won't shift out of 2nd gear

Asked by Feb 10, 2015 at 10:45 AM about the 1992 Dodge Dynasty 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drove home yesterday just fine. But
this morning on my way to work it
wouldn't shift past 2nd gear. I put
tranny fluid in a few days ago. I've
seen that it could be the transmission
control solenoid. Would that be my
best bet?

1 Answer

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It may be in "limp home mode" When the computer sees a problem it will sometimes lock the trans in second gear as that is a gear you can get home in. The car will start from a stop and give you about 30 mph. If you don't have the ability to communicate with the on board computer to check for codes and clear them you may try disconnecting the battery to see if the trans computer resets and it may shift again. That said, the fact that it may have gone into limp home mode indicates you have some type of transmission problem, perhaps a solenoid as you suspect.

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