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Chrysler 300M, Transmission, Sedan
#21 of 43 Hard downshift problem
Nov 18, 2010 (9:01 am)
In 180000 miles my 2000 300m has beed good to me. But just yesterday with no warning the tranny started downshifting hard from 2nd to 1st. Also from a stop it wants to start in 2nd. When I try auto shift it wont stay in 1st at all, even at a stop, I try and try and it keeps popping into 2nd. Now going from 2,3,4 and back down 4,3,2 is smooth as always.
I am VERY mechanical but trannys are complicated things that will have you chasing your tail. I tried to pull codes with the "key dance" and it seems to have no coes. (engine light is not on)
#22 of 43 Re: Stuck in 1st gear [ncp220]
Feb 07, 2011 (2:00 pm)
Same issue. But you should call the Dept. O Transportation. There number is 800 424 9393 and they can force them to do recall.
#23 of 43 stuck in park
Mar 19, 2011 (9:26 am)
My Chrysler 300m will not go into gear. It is automatic and it will not move into gear. any suggestions would be helpful!
#24 of 43 Re: Transmission?? [bricad]
Mar 19, 2011 (12:10 pm)
When your transmission (shifter) won't shift out of park to reverse it's because the shifter cable is lose/ off line. You need a shifter cable not a transmission.
#25 of 43 Re: Stuck in 1st gear [kkollios]
May 10, 2011 (8:17 am)
This is happening to now on my 2002 Chrysler 300m. Hard downshift to 2nd and the flickering interior and dash lights. Never would have thought the two things to be related. Did the flushing of the transmission solve the problem of downshifting?
#26 of 43 Re: Transmission Problems [groundlevel300]
Jun 16, 2011 (7:54 pm)
Ok so where is the speed sensor? I have a 01 300M and it will go into drive and then seconds later goes into what seems like neutral and if I give it some gas it goes back into drive again for a few more seconds, reverse does the same thing. is this a sensor or need tranny?
#27 of 43 Re: Transmission Problems [grevo26maxx]
Jun 17, 2011 (1:11 am)
It's neither it's just a shifter cable; believe it or not there is a belt call a shifter cable that allows you to shift from park, reverse, neutral to drive. Sometimes the shifter cable becomes damanged or loose if you spill soda or something into the area around your shifter.
#28 of 43 Re: Transmission Problems [burneyb]
Jun 17, 2011 (7:58 am)
what ? Huh? Why did you reply to my post. A cable has nothing to do with my issues?
#29 of 43 stuck in gear+safe mode
Jul 17, 2011 (7:02 pm)
In the summer of '10 I drove out from Michigan to Nevada in my '02 300M special. Ont he way back, 3 hours out of vegas my car went suddenly into 2nd gear and I could not get out. So I drove at 30 mph for a few miles to get to the next (luckily big) city in Utah. After spending 4 days there, the problem was fixed. It turned out to be the TCM. It was called safe mode as to why it stays in a low gear so as to prevent further damage to the tranny at higher speeds. We thought starting though the Grand Canyon had soemthing to do with it. After we were on our way the check engine light came on again but drove fine, the car was just not made to do that kind of travel I guess. I am also experiancing light flickering, even after not being touched in a few days, still trying to figure that out, I posted my problem as a reply in electrical.
#30 of 43 Re: stuck in gear+safe mode [bruhnska]
Jul 17, 2011 (7:03 pm)
Also called Limp-Mode