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Put a new transmission it the van and its doing the same as the other one did . you put in gear and go down the road and it seems like it wont shift in all the gears

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Try changing the fuel filter. If your engine is starving for fuel, it can feel like transmission problems. Did you change the speed sensor when you changed trannys?

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