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98 ram 1500 4x4 automatic transmission gear problems

Goes into park at steering, but is still in reverse . I adjusted linkage , didn't fix it. so I unhooked linkage at tranny. the tranny gear selector arm does not make the clicking sound to change the gears either,,,is something broke inside the valve body of the tranny?

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check fluid if it is a dark color and stinks transmissions probably needs rebuilt sounds like low reverse or direct clutch is bad trna will still go into loe by using forward clutch if low reverse is bad shoul be having problems with 3rd or direct in forward if forward clutch is bad

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