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1996 Saturn auto trans will not shift into 4th

I have a 1996 Saturn automatic trans., it appears it is not shifting into 4th gear. All other gears appear to be OK.

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    Auto trans will not shift out of 1st gear. Is there a history of trans problems with this vehicle?

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    Auto trans will not shift out of 1st gear. Does this vehicle have a history of trans problems?

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Check your transmission fluid. If it is bright almost pinkish-red then it is not the transmission. If it is dark red or brown then you need to either get a flush done or replace your transmission depending on the severity.

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