mY 2001 PORSCHE BOXSTER TRIPTONIC TRANSMISSION IS STUCK IN FOURTH GEAR. WHAT MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM. MODULE?

Asked by Mar 25, 2016 at 11:10 AM about the 2001 Porsche Boxster S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

JUST GOT THIS CAR. RUNS & DRIVES FINE BUT WON,T COME OUT OF FOURTH GEAR. ITS A TIPTRONIC TRANSMISSION. COULD IT BE A MODULE THAT CONTROLS THE SHIFTING?

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Runs and drives fine, but stuck in 4th, that doesn't make much sense. Check the tranny fluid level first, hot idling in park with engine running. If OK, a trip to a transmission shop is warranted. The tiptronic transmission is very robust, so a fluid level check is very important. Good luck!

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When was the last time the transmission was serviced? Ive seen these where they where not serviced and required a complete replacement. Im guessing but if its stuck in fourth it could be in limp mode and might be worth scanning for fault codes. Let us know what you find.

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