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How do you fix an automatic transmission that only moves in reverse and not in drive?

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2010-03-17 19:24:50
2010-03-17 19:24:50

If it were my car i would replace the transmission. A website www.car-part.com gives you a list of used parts all over the country. If you are a do-it-yourself-er it is the cheapest way to go.

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check for cel [check engine light] or for dtcs [diagnostic trouble codes]

if none are present repair or over haul maybe required torque converter is bad.

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