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91 subaru 3spd auto no upshift

In drive, stays in first then freewheels at shift speed. Manual shift to second good. Reverse good. Fluid, filter, modulator changed. Any ideas? Thanks

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Course the simple fixes first: FLUID LVL, CHK undercar at linkage for loose, worn fittings, if car is equipped with transmission modulator and the diaphram is split then you will smoke alot too! My bet is the linkage needs attention.

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