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Will not shift into high gear, arrow light does not come on

I was reading the postings of others having the same problem of not shifting, but all mentioned that the shift light (arrow) comes on. mine does not unless i press the button on the side, so the light works but doesn't come on when the car should shift into high gear. also, probably not related but possibly, the shift lock prevents me from shifting from park even on level ground. thanks for any input.

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  • jodyhoward23 Jan 23, 2009

    thanks
    it goes into 3rd, but not overdrive - does that make any difference?


  • jodyhoward23 Jan 23, 2009

    will do - thanks

  • jodyhoward23 Jan 27, 2009

    turned out to be a defective solenoid - much better than an internal transmission issue

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It sounds like a transmission issue if its not shifting into third gear id have it looked at as soon as possible you dont want to mess the whole transmission up

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 23, 2009

    yes you still need to get it looked at cause it could mean the overdrive is going out

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