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1997 gmc jimmy started not shifting into low or overdrive and you can unplug battery for about 20 minutes and then it works okay for a short time. what could cause this problem?

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The best thing to do is scan the computer for codes, if its not shifting correctly then the check engine light should be on, autozone parts store will scan it for free, these codes will help in finding the problem, it may be a bad speed sensor or something like that, start with the scan first.

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