Car Information:
Year: 2002
Engine Size: 4cyl
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Periodically, my transmission or engine stutters. Then the transmission stays in 3rd and will not go into drive. Check engine light also comes on.
As soon as I stop and turn the car off, the transmission is fine and check engine light goes off and the car shifts normally again. The transmission shifts fine and there is no slippage.
I recently had the transmission coolant lines replaced and the mechanic added transmission fluid. He test drove the car and said the transmission was fine. A friend suggested that perhaps dirt in fluid was responsible. What advice do have?

Joe something is causing the transmission to go into limp mode. The best place to start is with a scan to identify the codes causing the check engine light to come on. I wouldn’t worry to much about it until its scanned, it may just be a position or speed sensor if it seems to operate properly when it does work.

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