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CAR STARTED NOT SHIFTING OUT OF FIRST GEAR ALL OF THE SUDDEN. THEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN IT SHIFTS. CAR HAS BENN SITTING NOW FOR FOUR YEARS , BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM

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Sounds like a shorted wire, look at the wires for fraying or scraps, repair as neccessary

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