Gear wont change in auto Lebaron GTC 1995

Discussion in 'LeBaron' started by Airay, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. Airay

    Airay Guest

    Hi Guys,

    I have a Chrysler Lebaron GTC 1995 model. It was working fine until i
    got it inspected. The guy was trying to fix the reverse lights in the
    rear and eventually when i went to pick up the car the following

    1. The speedometer not working

    2. The gear not shifting. I can change it to all gears like D, 3, L R
    P etc etc. But whatever gear i put in, it does not shift from 1 to 2
    or later. It stays in gear 1, no matter if i am D, L, 3. Everything
    else is ok. The mechanic said it was speed sensor relay and he
    replaced it. But that doesnt work. Now he is not sure himself. Any
    help will be appreciated. Also if someone can tell me how to find the
    detailed guide to repairing this car, that would be great. Many Thanks

    Airay, Dec 4, 2004
  2. Airay

    Nate Nagel Guest

    I'm not familiar with your particular car but it sounds like the
    mechanic tried to find the reverse light switch and found the vehicle
    speed sensor instead. I just hope he didn't apply 12V to it and fry the

    Nate Nagel, Dec 4, 2004
  3. Airay

    IPavlov Guest


    I just posted my question about the problem with 1999 Town & Country
    and then started reading other posts and found you post with almost
    exactly the same problem! - Gears not shifting, speedometer not working
    and in addition "service engine soon" light is on. I recently had "clock
    spring" replacement which Chrysler recalled due to some fault. Couple
    of weeks after the repairs this problem came up all of a sudden.
    I thought something is wrong with transmission, but speedometer didn't
    make sense.
    Did you finally find the source of the problem? Was it a speed sensor?

    IPavlov, Dec 21, 2004
  4. Airay

    Airay Guest

    Dear IP,

    The problem was solved finally, it was the main computer of the care
    (engine computer) which went bad, the speed sensor relay was replaced
    first, but it did not work and then the computer was replaced. That
    made it working, albiet not the way it used to. I think it needs
    software reset or something like that.
    My sincere advice is dont take it to ANYONE other than who knows what
    he is doing. These are all electronic controlled cars. you transmission
    went into a LIMP so that you can drive it to someone and read teh
    diagnostic code. Most dealers will charge 50-70 for diagnostic on this,
    and i think its worth. if you find a place cheaper, but who has the
    ability thats ok as well.

    Its a electrical problem adn you needa diagnostic code reading place.

    Many thanks

    Airay, Dec 21, 2004
  5. Airay

    IPavlov Guest

    Thanks a lot for the information. I didn't take a van for
    repairs yet. - Was thinking about replacing the sensor myself
    first. Now I'm thinking that limp mode may be result of a computer
    going bad not the sensor, like it was in your case, May be the
    sensor failure is just the more frequent one.

    What was the final cost of repairs for your car?
    Computer probably more costly than just the sensor.

    IPavlov, Dec 22, 2004
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