Re: BTR LE Auto dramas
the B1 band in the auto is for 2nd and 4th gear, it sounds like it may be worn out, you could try adjusting it, but being a EL you would have to pull the sump off and get the shim kit for it to adjust it up, but more than likely if you have no 2nd or 4th than that band will be completely worn out.
if anything else was playing up like, throttle position sensor, than it would go into limp mode by itself.
There is a problem with these gearboxes were they do drop the oil relief valve on the band 1 applicator, which would also cause this problem, you would have to pull the sump off and valve body to tell, if you are willing to do this then i could point you in the right direction as to what to look for.
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