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My 95 toyota 4runner is an automatic. the transmission is shifting hard even though fluid is on full. It also froze up when i put it in drive. I put it in reverse and then drive and it worked fine. whats wrong?

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Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. Have you changed the transmission filter recently? If not, you may need to. When you say it froze up in drive, are you referring to the vehicle was in drive and not catching?

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Owners of a Toyota 4Runner might panic when the gearshift begins to have problems. Knowing a couple of the things that often go wrong in a 4Runner can help a driver diagnose or even repair the gearshift himself. Following are some of the more common shifting problems with 4Runners, and a bit of information on what to do next.
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