Re: stuck in third
There are trans places that make a living from guys like you. I am having the same problem at the moment with my EL wagon. The first opinion I got told me that the trans was shot and I should hand over $2500 for a new one. I got a second opinion from a TAFE lecturer that told me the car was in "Limp home mode" due to a fault in the system somewhere. I then went to a gearbox specialist who plugged in a computer and ran my car through a system check, finding a thermo fan fault and a sender unit fault in the box. Bottom line is, the temp sender in the box is faulty. It's telling the thermos to come on because it thinks the box is hot. My left thermo is not working, so the computer picks that up and drops the car into "limp home mode". Your car will "re-set" when you leave it for a bit, I believe this is a common problem, get it fixed pretty quick before your gearbox really does have a problem. I don't know if you are aware or not, but your box changes using solenoids. Bloody computers!!!!!
Hope this helps!! Let me know how you end up, we can compare notes.