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Automatic transmission sounds like it stuck in 3rd gear

The transmission sounds like it is stuck in 3rd gear also the overdrive quit working at the same time. i do have reverse but no 1st or 2nd gear. i have tried to manually shift from 1st and still nothing. please help because this is driving me crazy.

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  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    I have an 01 elantra and i was just wondering if when you were driving if there was like a thud...well no really a thud but did u feel the car shake and shift down into 3rd by it's self....this just happend to me today and after awhile it went away but then it came back a little later on so i think it's just the tranny fluid because i checked it and it seemed a little low but i couldn't really tell

  • shane richer
    shane richer Jan 27, 2014

    no i was fine the day before but i recentaly changed alternator

  • shane richer
    shane richer Jan 27, 2014

    how do i check fluid there is no dip stick

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    clogged radiator where transmission lines run into

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    no 4 gear

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You need to check the transmission fluid level, if it is low the tranny will not shift. If, however, the fluid is to the proper level then you will need a new transmission.
Try putting new fluid in and look for a leak in the pan gasket, then all you may need is a transmission service. When the service is done the mechanic will look for pieces of metal in the old fluid, if found this is very bad and you will need a new tranny.
You might consider a new or used car, you can definately find a good deal out there!

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