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I have a 1958 Cadillac that is original spec. The car was not driven for more that 14 months as I was busy getting engine spares from USA to rebuild the engine. After completing the rebuild the car was taken for a test drive. The gearbox was only shifting 1 and 2 and not engaging 3 and 4. I drove the car for about 1km and returned home. Do you think that being parked off could have resulted in sticky valve body etc, am I now to drain the oil and flush the gearbox and see what happens or should I drive further and see if it comes right?

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SOURCE: 1987 300ZX engine dies while driving

If you go to a garage they will connect your car's computer to a code reader and get in return error codes that will tell you where to find the fault.
A defective alarm system can turn off the engine suddenly , in this case you will need to use the car key to unlock it.
Bad ECM module controlling electronic injection is a more common cause for car suddenly failing.
Check also that fuel pump is working and not making wird noise.
Check that air intake is clean and air filter is not too dirty.
Check that you have spark on all cylinder, also electronic distribution problems can cause the same.
You will getting more and definitive info by connecting car to a code reader.

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Do not drive the car. yes high temperature will come on if there is little oil in the box, they are expensive, fix the leak test the gearbox and hope it still works  D  

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SOURCE: I have a 1966 Ford Falcon with a C4 transmission.

I would begin by replacing the filter if its not new, 2 possibility of issue, faulty shifting module or defective transmission rebuilt. just because it has been rebuilt does not mean the individual work on it did a good job. the less cost effective way is to locate used modulator from ebay or junk yard, if that does not rectified the issue than more likely it will be the tranny. the bad part is that I dont know of a company offer a bench test for the tranny modulator.

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SOURCE: 2000 buick lesabre transmission - high rpm's in 1st to 2nd gear

SHift solenoid pressure switch

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SOURCE: 2000 GMC Jimmy SLT 4wd, 65k miles, baby'd, driven

Make sure your transmission gear position and throttle cable are adjusted properly. The rev of the engine and changing of gears needs to be coordinated between the two. Especially the throttle cable position. I believe theres a sensor which detects the throttle position which is cooridinated with the transmission shifting.

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