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Car staying in 3rd gear/after driving couple of miles won't go forward without stomping on gas. also, shifter locks, when first starting to drive, moving forward is rough but do-able. after a couple of miled gets more difficult and can't stop without keeping foot on gas

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Have you checked your tranny fluid? Sound like your fluid is low. Any auto repair shop will check your fluid for free. don't wait to long you will damage the tranny.hope this helps CJ

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