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    09 Charger 3.5L won't shift from 1st

    So my daughter's car all of a sudden stopped shifting out of 1st gear. Starts fine, runs fine, just will not shift.
    I can give it all the gas that I want, and RPMs rise accordingly, just will not shift.
    No codes.
    If it matters, I recently replaced the EGR valve, in which I removed the plenum, as well as the throttle body. Did that about a week ago, and it has ran fine, until.

    Please help!!!
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    I'm guessing it's

    in manual mode. Press the shiftier to the passenger side (right( to disengage it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim McVeigh View Post
    I'm guessing it's

    in manual mode. Press the shiftier to the passenger side (right( to disengage it.

    Funny you say that, because I didn't think the car had the manual shift, but I tried last night, to confirm, and it doesn't.

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    Well, any check engine lights? Did you plug everything back in properly? And are you double sure?

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    No check engine light. I did double check last night, and everything is plugged in, and seated good. Not sure if it's just a coincidence or not.
    Bad timing for sure though, lol

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    not sure if 3.5's get limp mode, but my 09 RT did that when i changed a few things way back.

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    We do

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    So you've got a 42RLE 4-speed?

    When you say "no codes", did you scan with a scantool that can read pending DTCs?
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    It doesn't exactly sound like he's having transmission issues or limp mode, but since he mentions taking off the intake: the only thing I can think of is that he did not properly seat the EGR tube into the back of the intake. Which is an issue I actually had one time like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kdp919200 View Post
    No check engine light. I did double check last night, and everything is plugged in, and seated good. Not sure if it's just a coincidence or not.
    Bad timing for sure though, lol
    Do you have a scanner with the ability to check for codes in multiple modules? Transmission might have a code that's not throwing the CEL. If you don't have one, the AlfaOBD app lets you check each module separately for codes, it costs $50 and you need to buy a Bluetooth adapter, but well worth it!

    You might try disconnecting the battery and tying the battery leads together for 30 minutes or so to reset everything completely.

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    oh crap, the other time i had that problem it was when the 'cone ? ring" on the axle was damaged. if it is the car will not shift.

    Help me its the ring on the axle... i think .. never mind i can't remember the correct name. tone ring

    car would not shift until it was fixed.replaced. hope i helps.


    Tone ring..
    Last edited by CruzKing; 08-01-2020 at 04:53 PM.

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    That just happened on my ram
    New tranny


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    (UPDATE) EGR tube is seated good. Saw a couple of possibilities that a bad PCM will cause some of the same symptoms. No luck. Actually runs better, but still no shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD323 View Post
    Do you have a scanner with the ability to check for codes in multiple modules? Transmission might have a code that's not throwing the CEL. If you don't have one, the AlfaOBD app lets you check each module separately for codes, it costs $50 and you need to buy a Bluetooth adapter, but well worth it!

    You might try disconnecting the battery and tying the battery leads together for 30 minutes or so to reset everything completely.

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    No sir I don't. I'll unhook the battery and try that

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    Ok. Reset all the codes, and now have one!
    P0750 - Shift Solenoid A

    Its in the pan, so i'll swap it out this evening, with new fluid.

    Really noob question, sorry:
    What is the difference between 1st gear in "D" and putting the car in "L" or "3" ?

    Reason I ask is when I put the car is "D", it shifts and feels like I have put it in one of the lower gears.

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