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Will not engage any gear

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by rwaterson67, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. rwaterson67

    rwaterson67 New Member

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    We took off the pan and changed the filter. Still no go. I did notice that the new filter seemed to have filter type material inside whereas the old one did not. Could that filter material have broken down and caused a clog somewhere?

    I will look into the linkage. Would it make sense that it would pop while driving? We were in drive going up a hill when it "disengaged".

    I am trying to believe that the trans has not just checked out as it was exhibiting no problems up until it just stopped engaging entirely.
     
  2. djsamuel

    djsamuel Active Member Level 2 Supporter

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    Hard to say. It is an easy check though, as described by Russ above. It would be worth the check just to eliminate the possibility.
     
  3. rwaterson67

    rwaterson67 New Member

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    Well, I took out the airbox and battery. When we move the shifter through the gears it appears to be properly moving at the transmission side. I guess the metal on the magnet in the pan was evidence of a more serious internal injury... although some is to be expected with 176K miles on the car.

    I am almost resigned to the reality that this transmission is done.