[V8] Transmission not in 4th gear, flaky gear indicator ++

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 14:58:33 EDT 2007


I cannot imagine the transmission rattling in any way without  
damage.  Maybe it's the heat shielding in the exhaust crossover pipe  
just in front of the transmission pan that's making all that noise?   
I hope that's the case for your friend.  As to your 4th gear problem,  
I also believe it likely to be that multifunction switch or  
adjustment of the switch.

Best of luck,


On Apr 25, 2007, at 2:45 PM, Eyvind Spangen wrote:

> På 25.04.2007 19:31 CEST skrev S_Matus <scott_matus at yahoo.com>
>> It sounds like the Multi-function switch on the transmission.
>> There is a procedure to realign in the manual that is straight  
>> forward.
>> Scott.
> Thanks a lot for your tip. I agree, it looks like the multifunction  
> switch. The transmission will shift into 4th one time after  
> disconnecting the battery, and then refuse to shift into 4th until  
> I disconnect the battery again.
> It will not go into limp home-mode, as it shifts through 1st, 2nd  
> and 3rd just fine. I will pull the codes later today to see if I  
> get a fault code.
> The transmission is leaking badly too, but it appears like most of  
> the oil is coming from the oil pan gasket. We plan on doing a oil/ 
> filter change before the car is used anymore anyway, so I guess  
> that will take care of the leak(s).
> The transmission is rattling from the center section just in front  
> of the oil pan, it does not sound good at all. Has anyone  
> experienced anything like this? Does noe sound good at all, but it  
> seems not to influenve anything..
> -- 
> Regards,
> E. Spangen
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