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Old June 20th, 2013, 02:18 PM
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Low Gear Alarm?

I'm getting an audible beeping alarm when I shift it into low gear (stop vehicle, transmission in N, shift to L, shift to D). I can hear it engage and feel the torque difference. Any thoughts on what the alarm means or how to fix it?

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Old June 20th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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You sure it's fully engaged in low? When I get that noise it is because the TC isn't fully engaged (usually followed by it popping into neutral).
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Old June 20th, 2013, 02:37 PM
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I've driven in backwards and forwards in low gear and it feels like it is engaged but I don't drive it far once it starts beeping. I have not had it pop out to neutral but maybe that's because I did not drive it far enough. I'll check it out.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 02:39 PM
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The Alarm I once heard only occurred when in neutral between hi and Lo range.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 03:10 PM
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The alarm sensor may be loose or out of adjustment
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Old June 20th, 2013, 03:39 PM
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its warning you to get a stick shift ...
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Old June 20th, 2013, 03:39 PM
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I think it's fixed. I had to drive far enough to get it to fully engage. The shift handle, or some part of the linkage, might be sticking a little which makes it hard to engage. Holding the handle in place with firm pressure and driving 200Ft seems to get the job done.

Thanks for the quick responses.
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Old June 20th, 2013, 04:48 PM
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Also, you should be rolling, under 10 MPH when you shift into low.
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