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Stuck in 3rd gear

This is a 1997 GMC Jimmy I purchased sunday. I knew it had a transmission problem so I took it by a parts store and had it scanned they advised that it showed every code for the transmission. Shift silinoyds, down shift silinoyd etc. Now I understand that it's in a "safe mode" right now and when I put it in gear it just runs in 3rd gear. I can manually shift it 1st to 3rd and it's fine. Fluid levels are good and fuse so any suggestions?

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Been awhile since posting..., try Solenoid A...better yet, the Trans fuse...

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