[V8] 92 V8 4.2 - automatic transmission going into emergency mode

Bastian Preindl bastian at preindl.net
Tue Oct 30 06:50:52 PDT 2007

do you have possibilities to read out the ECU-fault memory? Sounds more 
like an electronic problem than a mechanic one. Do you have 
possibilities to measure the automatic transmission fluid level 
(remember: The oil has to be on temperature and you have to switch 
through all the gears before you measure - and you have to measure in N, 
not in P).

Best regards


Dag Bøsterud schrieb:
> After the car had not been used for about one week, I fired her up to move her a few metres.
> When I put the shift lever in Drive, the car felt very sluggish. Emergency mode. PRND321 all illuminated.
> Started the car up once more, and the car was fine. No emergency mode. All gears worked fine.
> Fired the car up today (the car has practically been out of use for 10 days) and the transmission goes
> into emergency mode. I turn the car off, and restart it. No emergency mode. 
> The transmission has done about 62500 miles, had a fluid (semi synthetic Dexron III) and filter change at
> about 59 000 miles, and is in perfect working order.
> What could be the cause of this?
> /Dag
> 92 V8 4.2
> 199 000 miles - and still leaking

More information about the V8 mailing list