06-16-2016, 01:57 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
Welcome to the world of used JDM - and please note, you still haven't provided any details about the vehicle, other than it's an Escudo.
Your options essentially are to source the part in the say way as the vehicle was sourced - used out of Japan, or to try the equivalent part from an equivalent export model of the same year - this second option has to be approached with caution, as there may be no direct equivalent export model.
JDM or Japanese Domestic Market vehicles are built for use in the domestic Japanese market and often use slightly different parts to the export market vehicles, especially electronics and emission control parts. These parts are unique to the JDM market and are not available through the regular export spares channels.
Having said all of that - to the best of my knowledge - if it's a four speed automatic, it's most likely the Aisin Warner 03-72LE, and the TCM does not control the reverse gear selection, that is done purely by the cable selector - the TCM controls the three solenoids which select between the forward gears and control the torque converter lockup clutch.
Find a good transmission shop, one with experience either on the 03-72LE or the AW4 (essentially the same transmission) and have them check it.
By the way - you should be able to remove the TCM and drive that vehicle, shifting gears manually with the selector - you won't get one of the gears, either second or third, I don't remember which - and the transmission shop may have a diagnostic box which they can use to electronically shift the forward gears, with the selector in D.
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Last edited by fordem; 06-16-2016 at 02:01 PM.