Q: Car is not registering gears and is losing power.

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while driving down the road my throttle body/power train light came on. My car began to lose power so I pulled over. I then cleaned the throttle body with cleaner with the part still on the car and the light went off. waited a while and the tried to drive my car again it went for a few sec then began losing power again but the light did not come back on. Now when i put it in gear it doesn't automatically register and I have to wait a few seconds. After driving maybe 1/8 of a mile it loses power again. What are your suggestions? I took it to a shop and they stated something inside the transmission so I just need to replace the transmission altogether. I dont feel like that is my only option

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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