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Please help? My 2001 Mercury Sable in not shifting into 3rd gear, what would be the problem? The car has plenty of ATF but this seems to be the only problem.

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Your going to have to get your ECM in the car scaned. The transmission is controled by the ECM and if there is any problem with your engine or transmission it goes in to a limp mode.

It's just a way for the car not to make it self worst if there is a problem and you can still drive it to a shop for repairs. It could be as simple as lose wire or bad sensor, and there are to may things that can go wrong.

I just don't want to see you go though un need cost to repair something that may just be simple as a misfire in your engine, and not a transmission problem at all.

Good luck and hope this helps, PS most place's like Auto Zone or Parts Source will scane free of charge to buy the right part you really need to repair your car.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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