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2004 Highlander Won't Shift out of First Gear

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Jul 28, 2016, 7:19 PM

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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L V6 with 250,000 km.

A few months back I noticed that the ABS, VSC, and brake lights came on in the dash of the vehicle. However everything still worked fine and I could drive it normally. Then just recently the speedometer stopped working. Once again, everything seemed fine and I could still drive it with the speedometer not working. I checked all the wheel sensors with an ohm meter and everything checked out okay.
While inspecting things under the hood, I removed the battery cables to clean the terminals. The next time I went to drive the highlander, I discovered that now it wouldn't shift out of first gear. Thinking that the input and/or output sensors had give out, I ordered two new sensors and installed them both, but the problem still remains.
That is, the lights are still on in the dash (check engine light is not on), speedometer doesn't work, and it won't shift out of first gear. Any thoughts on what could be the problem? Thanks!

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Jul 28, 2016, 7:33 PM

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You don't guess why the lights are on. You have the computer scanned and find out what codes are stored. The check engine light is the one that triggered the other lights so that is where you start with codes.


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