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3rd gear im having a problem with my 1996 ford taurus not going into 3rd gear changed fluid and filter no help

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If it'll only stay in second, you're in "limp mode" which the car goes into when it detects a problem that higher speeds could make worse. Have the car scanned for chassis and drivetrain fault codes at a shop (these don't always trip a check engine light, so even if the light is out, you may still have a code). If there's a fault, it should be logged in the memory, and that can be used to track down the problem.

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