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    Default Engine light=Stuck in 3rd gear

    Wtfack, i had this problem since last years winter season... on my 01 GLS.

    The rpms dont exceed 3000 and it drives like a golfcart from a complete stop, and when at around 50-60 MPH the revs reduce very slowly...(which is it being stuck in 3rd gear)

    I took it to a local transmission shop and they said all they could find is changing the solinoids...which cost a good couple hundred bucks, but since they couldnt find out what was wrong and keeping my car for a couple weeks they didnt charge me...

    Than i took it to a "known" (words from my family members) shop called "Harford Transmissions" and they told me a bunch of shtuff that didn't really sound legit to me, but not my decision (dads) he wanted to change the transmission computer which ran about 1200 bucks from the shop. And so my car worked for about a week, and the light was back.

    Finally after about 3 months of bringing my car back and forth they finally fixed it (from what i know) from rewiring a whole bunch of crap and supposedly a wire came loose.
    But i was driving earlier and the light came back on. Frustrated, i drove into a gas station turned my car off and turned it back on and the light went away.

    Sorry for making this a long post, i just want to know if anyone knows why the 01 GLS would have this problem with the transmission? i just dont want this crap happening again..would rather fix it myself or at my uncles shop

    Any input would be helpful and thanks for reading

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    Default Re: Engine light=Stuck in 3rd gear

    From the way you describe it, it sounds like a faulty sensor. And since im no expert in auto-trans, i dont know what sensor(s) could cause this. Im sure someone knows whats wrong.

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    Default Re: Engine light=Stuck in 3rd gear

    well, you first need to have the code read, else it's just talk and we can't help you!
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    i dont remember the full code....

    idk if this will help >.>

    but i know it was "TCM" and a bunch of numbers after it.

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    Go to autozone and have the code read for free. Then report it back to us.
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    The pulse generators can make the trans go in fail safe mode as well as a speed sensor; which tends to be the culprit on the XD.

    I have found that most transmission shops do not know the Hyundai automatic very well. They tend to make faulty troubleshooting decisions which does not pinpoint the problem. Hyundai's is also known to be quite specific in the scan tool results if different scan tools are used other than the Hyundai version. My GDS gets different results than my friends generic scan tool on some codes.

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    Default Re: Engine light=Stuck in 3rd gear

    ehhh, being stuck in third gear is just the failsafe on the auto trans.

    there are a bunch of codes that can trip it..when i had my elantra i tripped a code with my sri and it threw it into failsafe mode.
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    Default Re: Engine light=Stuck in 3rd gear

    Rofl the last two comments seem very helpful, and i do have a custom SRI >.< But i had this problem before i put it on, so i dont think its the sri...

    hmph... =(

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    Default Re: Engine light=Stuck in 3rd gear

    Quote Originally Posted by Caudill2748 View Post
    Rofl the last two comments seem very helpful, and i do have a custom SRI >.< But i had this problem before i put it on, so i dont think its the sri...

    hmph... =(
    Have you scanned the code yet?

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    Default Re: Engine light=Stuck in 3rd gear

    Yup, my pulse generator sensor went on my old 02VE and did the same. Hyundai changed it out for for a good deal as i was just over the 60K bumper to bumper. I think the full price goes for around $300.00 installed.

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    Default Re: Engine light=Stuck in 3rd gear

    Engine light isnt on atm, i'm hoping it doesnt come back on, but there is a chance it might when its very cold. but.....hopefully it just doesnt come back >.<

    Thanks again for the input all, now to wait and see

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    Doesn't need to be on to get the code read.
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    Default Re: Engine light=Stuck in 3rd gear

    oh it doesnt? didnt know that, i know they gave me a bunch of crap before when it wasnt on saying nothing was wrong but ill get it read....are you sure the fault code will still come up orrrr...


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    Its free, its worth it..

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    Get the code checked asap!!!!!

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