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I have a 96 mustang gt with a auto trans it

I have a 96 mustang gt with a auto trans it shifts into 1st and 2nd and reverse but not the other gears? what could be the problem?

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Old fluid and filter, maybe the modulator. Could need tranny service but changing the fluid is cheapest route to start with.

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Only runs in 1st and 2nd gear and reverse.


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96 gt grinding shifting into 2nd gear


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