This is a Saab 9-3.
Transmission code P0705 for "Transmission Range Sensor A Circuit (PRNDL Input)" has come on twice so far when the car turns on.
It really screws with the gear changes:
- The first time it popped up, the gear selector on the dash would show that only 1st Gear is selected, no matter what I do with the actual shifter.
Second time it did correctly show that "D" was selected, however the check transmission light came on and it didn't sound or feel like it was switching out of 1st gear.
Third time it turned on while driving. Was slowing down to a stop and the light came on. Tried going again but it again sounded like it was stuck on an incorrect gear. I don't actually think that it was stuck on first gear this time because if it was, I think that it would be pulling harder than it was. the RPMs went up and up but the car would barely move very slowly.
Also, when the code is cleared, the car shuts off and when turned back on, it runs fine until the light turns on again.
So my question is, how would I go about pin pointing what exactly is at fault here? I'm assuming I have to whip out the old multimeter and check some sensors?