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Vehicle runs great but when you get to about 30 or 35mph the transmission will not shift any higher? new fluid was put in with new filter did not fix the problem.

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  • popa chris Sep 04, 2008

    goes in to 2nd hard will not go in 3rd .. helpppp....

  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    the same thing happened to for the first time the other day .. i hit about 25 and the car wouldnt get out of first . i changed it to neutral rev d it a little bit and then it worked again .. im hoping that **** wont happent again

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