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Old 27 Oct 2013, 09:31 pm
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Default did the tronic mode ruin my transmission?

I was driving with my girlfriend yesterday when she threw her purse in the center area and accidentally moved the stick from automatic drive to tronic mode in my Acura. I was sticking slow at the time and didn't realize and didnt notice until a while later. Today i drove my car and it won't go passed third gear in regular drive! Can this be fixed or corrected or should i find the shovel and duct tape now lol
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Old 27 Oct 2013, 09:48 pm
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No its made to be operated in that mode, you have a secondary problem ,(I assume the check engine light came on?)if so check the code and follow the trouble shooting for that code..
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Old 27 Oct 2013, 10:01 pm
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what year and model?? if you drove an extensive amount of miles in one gear then could've damaged something. doesn't mean you did, but pushing it into sport mode automatically downshifts mine a gear so if you were cruising and downed a gear without knowing driving for a long period then something could've overheated. first thing i'd do is clean out 3rd and 4th gear pressure sensors and then reset everything

if you have 00-03 5-speed TL their trannys are notorious for dropping dead...04+ not as much

my mother did the same thing in her 2013 TL and drove home 30 miles from Logan airport in 3rd gear without knowing and so far no issues...i imagine acura finally got their tranny engineering team in order by now though..
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