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First, when driving the cars engine races up to bout 5000rpm and wont shift to second. second when i put in reverse and accelerate the car dies out. please help me. thank you.

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No good news here. You need to have the transmission checked. This could be just low fluid level but if the fluid is good you have a transmission problem and will need to be repaired. It could be something as simple as a fluid and filter change. Just don't let them back flush the system with the synthetic machine. It cost $50 to $60 for a regular Fluid and Filter change at a shop. Typically they charge $140 or more to use the machine and you usually end up rebuilding the transmission within 6 months of them doing that.

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