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A/T switch not working

My Nissan terrano 1992 won't change to A/T or power. IT seems to only work in hold. How is this fixed? I have been told it could be a vacuum seal problem, and that the gear box may need to be pulled apart and it would cost a heap to fix, but this was a guess. I thought maybe there is just a trick to using it properly, as I have no drivers manual. I can be hopeful any way. This is my first 4wd and first diesel, so any help is appreciated

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I would think this is a failed gearbox.

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    sonyabaker88 Oct 26, 2012

    gearbox works beautiful. Very smooth through all the gears. No problems with the overdrive button either. Just the A/T switch not working. When we switch it to A/T it won't changed gears anymore. Only works in Hold position.

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    yadayada Oct 26, 2012

    HAVE THE TRASNMSSION CONTROL MODULE SCANNED FOR FAULT CODES IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE FIRST.dd a Comment

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    sonyabaker88 Oct 27, 2012

    Ok I think this is will be my next step. Thanks

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