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Shifting trouble i have a 1997 Dodge Avenger ES, and it shifts really hard and when it warms up, it won't shift at all. What is causing this problem?

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There could be internal trans damage but also if one of the two speed sensors are bad it will go into limp home mode & lock the trans in second gear. Check for trans codes also could be faulty trans computer.

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