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My 2008 Kia Spectra transmission was slipping into 3rd gear and couldn't shift out. I had my wires checked but that wasn't the problem. I had to get my TCM (transmission control module) flashed.

Posted on Sep 16, 2019

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    Update... The computer said also I needed a shift solenoid B

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SOURCE: automatic transmission is stuck in 2nd gear (limp mode)

most newer vehicles  have transmission control modules,that go to a default of 2nd or 3rd gear when they go bad!  I had a 91 plymouth stuck in 3rd gear because of this module! could be your problem!    when mine went out, it smelled like something electrical burned inside the the passenger cabin! I would check all the electrical connections on the transmission first    good luck   

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SOURCE: 98 Intrepid Gone into "Limp Mode"

There are some sensors on the transmission that tend to go bad. You may also need to check the wiring. Could be a computer problem. How many miles?

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 kia optima slipping into 3rd and 2nd gear while driving

UPDATE! ! ! Fixed this problem! YES ! ! ! The speed sensors was all that needed replacing. NOT ANY SOLENOIDS ! !. Two of them cost $160 and it solved the problem! Do not buy from the dealers. An after market version is available for $50 each. I was forced to buy dealers.

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SOURCE: 2002 Kia Spectra stuck gear shift

Sounds like you need a new shifter assembly, or the brake switch. Most likely will be the shifter though if you can move it out of park with the override.

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SOURCE: automatic transmission is stuck in 2nd gear (limp mode)

it is eletical eather a fuse is blown or the speed sensor didnt get hooked up dose spedo work

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