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Transmission wont engage in OD,D ,2,1. Goes in reverse normal.

Stoped at light and the car acted like i put it in neutral but I didnt. I backed into a parking lot. Checked fluid level, ok, took battery cable off for 5 min. put it back on, no change.

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Best thing to do is check the fluid condition, dark or burned smelling fluid would indicate the clutches are worn out. The problem may also lie within the vvalve body, if for some reason the connection to the spool is damaged, it could only work when shifting into reverse. I try to make this may standard answer when it comes to transmission. Let a professional look at and repair, they are very complicated.

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