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Transmission problem Just had my head gaskets and oil pan gasket replaced. Ran for 3 days then transmission started shifting funny. Now it will shift into gears but wont engage or go?? Transmission is only 3 yrs old and has maybe 30,000 miles on it????

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Check transmission fluid level. See owners manual for details.

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