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Transmition problem just put a used automatic transmition in my 97 dakota but i didn't change the torch converter it was tested b4 i bought it and and it still wont go in gear. and i didnt have the proper for the vaccum and transmition lines. i need to know why it wont work?

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No forward or reverse? After you installed it how much fluid were you able to get in it before it read full?

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