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Only got 1st gear and reverse (Automatic Transmission Problems)

I have a 1988 Mercury Marquis with an automatic transmission that won't shift into second, but it will go in reverse.

One cold morning, I took my son to school and noticed the car would not shift. I adjusted the TV cable but don't know if it needs to be replaced or if there is something else I need to check. The car RPM's high in first but will not kick into second and so on. . .

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • chichong0 Feb 21, 2009

    i have a 73 cutlass that just started this problem last night. it only has 3 gears but first is the only one that grabs. the other two feel like they're slipping..the tranny was rebuild in 2006 so i doubt its going bad already.

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When was last transmission service done? and that means changing the transmission fluid, and the filter and also have someone check the transmission linkage adjustment and this normally shows up when it is hard to change gears and also check the transmission fluid level

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