Auto kicks into 2nd when in L.
problem may surface when climbing a rough hill in L. You can
confirm by checking if the lever is in 2 when you really started
off in L.
Firstly check that the lever does in fact shift smoothly and
accurately to each range and that the position indicator correctly
indicates the position.
Since this problem may be an alignment problem, adjust as
- Loosen the control rod nut on the transmission.
- Push the control shaft lever all the way to the rear of the
- Return the control lever two notches to the N.
- Set the shift lever to the N range.
- Hold the shift lever lightly toward the R range side and
tighten the control rod nut. You may need to experiment with
how lightly to hold the lever toward R since you are looking
for some space for the transmission to move when in L without
having it knocked back into 2.
- Check that the vehicle goes forward when going from N to D
and reverse when going from N to R.