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My girlfriend has a 89 mercury sable that doesn't shift and drives the fastest in first but when in drive or overdrive it does not shift and only goes about 25 miles an hour, some one says it was the catylic converter. I say it is something else can you helpwith this. thanks Kevin

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Have transmission serviced, change fluid and filter. Probably worn clutches in transmission.

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