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Auto tranny wont shift out of first gear

Car has sat for about a year or so driven very little. The auto tranny wont shift out of 1st gear. Fluid hasn't been changed in a long time. Fluid is full.

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Sounds like the modulator or a vacuum line..
The modulator tells the trani when to shift and is controled by vacuum presure..
Check for damaged or disconnected vacuum lines stemming from the trani..
Or maybe the modulator linkage is stuck..
Changing the fluid is a good idea too..

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