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I was driving today with my cruise control on. the engine revved up to over 4500rpms and then slowed down to under 2000rpms. the car will drive, but it will not go above 1-15 mph.

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Is check engine light on, if etac sees trans problem wiil put trans into limp home mode and go into 2nd gear,sometimes when trans cold may work ok,will have to get trans computer scanned to see if input and output speed sensors are ok

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