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While driving down the road on the highway in my 1997 Mercury Sable, the speedometer starts to fluxuate and then the transmission drops down to what seems like 1st gear, engine races. Sometimes when I put it in park, the car will shift alright and I`ll experience no problems with the car. However sometimes it does the same thing as mentioned above. Very nerve wrecking to say the least!

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Of course the first thing to do is to check the transmission fluid level. Next have car scanned for codes, if there is a speed sensor malfunctioning, the transmission would go into limp mode. In limp mode, only reverse and second gear work. Many auto parts stores will scan your car for free. I hope this helps.

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