[V8] Limp Mode?

Ingo Rautenberg irautenberg at comcast.net
Tue Sep 20 10:02:48 EDT 2005

Hmm.. I don't have the part number handy for the dipstick -- the cars never
came with them and it has to be ordered.  The general concensus is that with
the trans warm and on level ground and engine off, open the trans drain plug
and after fluid has run out, tighten plug again and refill with 4 quarts.

If the trans goes into limp mode, the gearshift readout on the dash should
light up all PRND321 indicators.



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Subject: [V8] Limp Mode?

> Driving to town today, I noticed the V8 was acting sluggish and think it
> have been operating in Limp Mode.  I tried shifting into lower gears (I
> an automatic) but no change.  I then turned the car off, restarted and
> around the block -- it seem to be working fine.
> I've heard of limp mode but never understood its cause nor function.
> I seek immediate help from a mechanic or look for an open window in a tall
> building?
> Lastly, can you easily check the fluid level in the transmission?  It
> like there's only a fill port without a transmission dipstick.
> Thanks,
> Brad Hartman
> 1990 V8
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