2005 Desert Stone Xterra S
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Mountain View, CA
Limp Mode and 1757 Code
Hi everyone, Sorry if I there is a thread for this problem. I only found scattered info here and there, so decided to post on a new thread. I really appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.
Truck is a 2005 4x4 S Automatic with 110K
THE PROBLEM: So I had been driving for only a couple of blocks when I noticed very slow acceleration and SES light comes on. I had come home from work earlier and the truck had been off for about an hour. So when this happened the tranny was probably not extremely hot or cold. I am getting a Front Brake Solenoid code 1757 any thoughts and recommendations are appreciated.
MORE BACKGROUND: I bought this car used with 100K on it and did not find any sign of SMOD in the coolant when purchasing. However, after driving for a couple of weeks I noticed a vibration when cruising around 50 to 70 mph. It was like going over rumble strips. I checked the ATF and it was contaminated with coolant. The car did not show any other signs of bad transmission so I decided to do the bypass and the poor man's flush.
After the flush and the bypass, I have driven the car for about 2K now. The rumble strip vibration has gone away, the ATF is clean and red and I was happy thinking that I have saved it ...until last week!
Last week the ATF hose connecting the tranny to the ATF radiator split open and about 2 gallons of ATF was sprayed all over the underbody! I replaced the hose and topped off the ATF and have driven the truck for about 100 miles since, checking the ATF level, there seems to be no leak. I have had trouble determining the correct ATF level since reading it from the dipstick is a little tricky and dependent on the ATF temperature. I don't have a temperature gauge so I have tried adding ATF little by little and checking before and after drives. So I might have driven a few miles with low or a bit too high ATF levels but nothing too crazy.
So now I am trying to guess what has caused the Limp Mode and how should I go about checking it.