Range Rover (transmission fault:limited gears only)
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    Range Rover (transmission fault:limited gears only)

    Hello everyone. Hope all is good , I have recently received a code on my 2006 RR HSE saying "transmission fault limited gears only"... She does have 96k miles and is now stuck in third gear. It goes into park/reverse/drive fine but will only go into third. Check engine light is on as well. It's very random though, I can leave my house and it will be stuck in third but sometimes when I go to the store and shut it off and come back then it's fine (sometimes) . Other times its still in 3rd . I took it to the dealership and they think the transmission needs to be replaced but they're not sure so I have an appt this weekend . Also my battery is .5 volts lower than normal so I dont think my battery is the issue .When it is stuck in third it shifts ridiculously hard into third and reverse. But when the transmission is fine , it shifts very smooth. Thanks, Phil

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    Re: Range Rover (transmission fault:limited gears only)

    I woke up yesterday with the same fault message. From what I've been reading, it can be a number of issues. Have you taken it in to the mechanic yet? Diagnosis? I still need to take mine in.

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    Re: Range Rover (transmission fault:limited gears only)

    Hello all, I have the same problem now. Did you guys have your rebuilt? Anyone have a good mechanic in the San Francisco bay area?? Thanks, Tam

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    Re: Range Rover (transmission fault:limited gears only)

    Clearly your transmission is selecting limp home mode because the transmission ECU has detected a fault either with itself or elsewhere within the transmission. You need to get the diagnostic codes read to determine the cause. It's never a bad idea to check the fluid level too (see attached).

    Phil
    2003 4.4l V8 Range Rover Vogue

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    Re: Range Rover (transmission fault:limited gears only)

    I've had the same issue. I had my regular guy look at it (independent Range Rover specialist), also had a highly recommended independent transmission specialist look at it and finally consulted with a tech at my local Range Rover dealership...result...the valve body. The cost for parts and labor is estimated at $3,100-3,300 plus tax.

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    Re: Range Rover (transmission fault:limited gears only)

    Its frustrating that the valve blocks are simple to disassemble and vacuum test but ZF have chosen not to make the individual parts available, beyond the solenoids :



    and the intermediate plate :







    However, Sonnax are producing a Zip Kit for the 6HP26 :




    Phil
    2003 4.4l V8 Range Rover Vogue

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    Re: Range Rover (transmission fault:limited gears only)

    I just picked up a 2006 Range Rover Supercharged with 93K. Beautiful car. I checked the car out before buying by talking to the service departments and verifying what was done throughout its mileage. No recalls or defects...just routine maintenance. Drove the car home about 800 miles and one week after getting it home the car tripped into limp mode and the dash read "Transmission Fault - limited gears only". The next day the check engine light was stuck on. Now the car ran fine up to this point so there was no signs of anything mechanical. After thinking it through and realizing the Interstate battery might be the original on the car.....I changed it and the CEL cleared and all is well. Makes sense now considering these cars have a ton of sensors and modules that rely on a properly working battery. My point is that my old battery caused all of this! Hope this helps someone.

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    Re: Range Rover (transmission fault:limited gears only)

    Has this happened again after changing your batter? I changed the battery and it did fix the problem...however about a year later I have the same transmission fault and it is stuck in 3rd gear. thanks.

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    Re: Range Rover (transmission fault:limited gears only)

    Rover45 what are the results of all the tests in the electrical sticky for your car?
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