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D4 light on steady not blinking

Something is wrong with my transmission. I took it to cottman and an indy shop specializing in transmission they DONT KNOW whats wrong
One of them stuck a paper clip somewhere under the glove compartment and it seemed to work for aobut two months now it's doing it again, its like I start out in second gear and the engine has to really struggle to get 0 to 20 mph
sometimes it won't shift sometimes it will
I have heard many bad things about many transmission shops (mostly online) like cottman aamco and a couple of others where should I go that wont RAPE me??

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I have a similar problem what is the paper clip solution?

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D4 indicator is flashing? if yes that could be a sign of a failing transmission. take tour car to checked out by a mechanic ASAP.

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