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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-22-2009, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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SOLVED :Tranny wont shift out of 1st gear!

OK, so I pick up a well used Dmax only 72K on the odometer but it will not shift out of first gear. The gear indicator light does not work along with the tach and speedo. The truck makes an alarming slaming noise when shifting into drive or reverse. The torque converter is locking up and it will drive the tires into smoke however it will not shift. I just purchased this truck from a tweaker in AZ and got a great deal however he had stripped a bunch of parts from it to sell. Any ideas on what to do or how I can check this? The fluid level is full, red and does not smell burnt?

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Sounds like you have a tcm problem check all your fuses in the cab and in the engine compartment.

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check the neutral safety switch

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I checked all the fuses in the engine compartment and under the dash. No problems? Where is the neutral saftey switch located?

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I checked all the fuses in the engine compartment and under the dash. No problems? Where is the neutral saftey switch located?
neutral saftey switch is on the driver side of the transmision..its like a 20 min job to do...really easy.

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yeah it sounds like a bad NSBU switch. It's not that expensive either.

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Sorry is NSBU the neutral saftey switch? Can I check it or do I need to replace it?

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Sorry is NSBU the neutral saftey switch? Can I check it or do I need to replace it?
just replace it...its a common problem on our trucks and its not to pricy to do..like stated above..just go ahead and replace it.

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nsbu switch, Put it in 4 low and see what it does.

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Ok NSBU switch is replaced now truck wont start? It may not be related to this work as it did this last week as well. Last time it acted up I pulled the bat cables and let it set for 10min then hooked it up and it fired up? I realy need a code scaner because it spins over great and I primed the fuel but something will not let it start?

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