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I have a 1992 gmc safari and the transmission wont shift into 2nd unless you manualy shift it and then wont shift into 3rd

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  • Psychs Jan 24, 2009

    I have the same problem in my 1999 GMC Safari RWD won't go over 30km/hr. unless I put the gear shifter down to low 2, then it will do about 60-70km/hr


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Check the transmission pan for filings, clean out. Refill your transmission fluid. If this doesn't solve it, the gears have been ground down to far for a cheap repair.

If you're doing 60-70 in 2nd Low, your tranny is probably already shot.

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Thank you for using fixya and have your Safari scanned for the DTC codes that would indicate what issues your transmission is having to put you in to limp mode.

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