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The engine overheated, now the car won't get out of 2nd gear. Is it electrical or mechanical? I used the manual and tried to Re-start, no luck.

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Can be either or. Check the fluid in the transmission, if it is dark, then it is mechanical, and burned out 2nd gear. If the fluid is still clean, then look for a sticking shift solenoid.

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