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My automatic transmission wont go into overdrive

I was driving it home and out of no where it just downshifted from 4(o/d) into 3rd gear.. it runs fine no odd vibration or noise it just down shifted now it wont go into 4th at all?

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Bad news...sounds like the valve body is going bad in your tranny. i had the same problem and had to drive in reverse on the side of the high way 34 miles.....that my friend..sucked!!

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