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Shifting problem No warning everything was working fine till it happened. The automatic trany is still working with the exception of the higher gears. It will shift smoothly until it gets to 45 miles an hour. Then when it goes to shift into the next higher gear it doesn't shift. It's like the clutch engages but no shift so the trany is dis-engaged. You can rev the engine and nothing. It drops below 42 and the trany re-engages. Got any ideas????

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Hello this could be a problem in the drive band from what you explained you can try a bottle of shifting treatment its possible it could be a port in the valve body stuck for drive if this doesnt help theres a good chance drive band is gone and tranny needs to be rebuilt goodluck

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