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have you checked the fliud in it yet?if not check it first.. if it's a manual transmission check the cables that run from the trannie to the shifter. make sure theres no play,and all the bolts and clips are in place on the shifting bracket, and if it's automatic then makesure there are no leaks which will cause the trannie to not run properly..torq-converter might be going out. I hope that answers your question. If the car is making grinding noises in the lower gears, you probably have a planetary gear going out, or it could be your clutch. The best thing to do is get it fixed immediatly or your whole tranny will fail. your car's "brain" tells it to only shift in 3rd when there is a problem with the transmission as a safety to keep from creating more damage to and already sick tranny. Check your transmission silonoid valve connection. should be located on the left of the transmission. one of the four prongs could be damaged

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Q: Why might the transmission in a 1996 Elantra shift into third or R but will run in 1st and 2nd?
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