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1995 Safari, Rwd. Auto, 250,000 miles.

unclepeepunclepeep Member Posts: 2
edited September 2015 in GMC
I have no 1st gear at all. I only get 2nd if I shift manually. 3rd and 4th are working just fine. No weird noises or vibrations. I have been driving like this for months now and haven't really had any probs. I do, however, have loads to carry and hills to climb. If I leave the shifter in drive, it will start off in 3rd every time, and there is no difference at all whether hot or cold. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks


  • isellhondasisellhondas Member Posts: 20,342
    You need to make a decision and you have three choices.

    1. Drive the car as is until it drops.
    2. Have the transmission overhauled.
    3. Dump the car. It has 250,000 miles on it.
  • unclepeepunclepeep Member Posts: 2
    Thanks isellhondas. Somebody suggested it might be a faulty kickdown (TV) cable. I'll check that first. Of course I do have another option: to replace with a second hand tranny. I'm reluctant to scrap it because the engine was actually rebuilt about 30,000 miles ago, and runs perfectly.
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