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Car will only drive fwd on 1st gear only and ones it goes over 35 mph I could change it to drive. I have 2001 impala automatic transmision

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Sounds like the filter is clogged. Check your trans fluid if it is a black color or so dark you cannot see red anymore it is time to purge your transmission and change the filters. Failure to do this quickly will lead to needing to rebuild or replace your transmission. The best advice i can give is to take it to a reputable shop after you change the filter and fluid if shifting does not improve.

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  • Excessively low transmission fluid (note: if car is operated for an extended amount of time with low fluid level the transmission will fail prematurely)
  • Shorted electrical component not allowing the PCM to control the transmission. Example: shorted fuse
  • Flex plate (flywheel) is broken completely not transferring engine power to the transmission.
2. Car goes into gear but then fades out of gear or is slipping while driving:
  • Transmission fluid is low
  • Transmission clutch discs or bands are worn out or burned
  • Faulty transmission shift solenoid.
3. Car goes into gear but does not shift out of first:
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  • Faulty vehicle speed sensor (VSS)
  • Shorted second gear control solenoid
  • Faulty transmission controller (PCM)
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