I know this is a Dodge forum, but they must be the same...and I need help!
2000 Plymouth Neon. 132,000miles. Auto trans.
My neon just lost 2nd gear. I noticed one day while driving that it wouldn't shift into 2nd gear as quickly as it used to. It would rev a little higher in 1st, and then slip slowly into second. Within 50 miles, 2nd gear was gone all-together.
Now, I have to start in 1st and speed up to about 23-26mph, before it shifts straight to 3rd. Also sometimes, after going fast and then stopping, when I start speeding up again, the transmission
is stuck in 3rd. If I put the gas to the floor, it will shift to 1st. I have developed the habit of shifting into neutral and back into drive when stopped at a light. If I do that, it will always start in 1st gear.
Can anyone help me? The car
runs fine with the exception of not having 2nd gear! No check engine lights or anything...and the lockup is working fine in 3rd gear.