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Q: My car won't shift into third gear.

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I took my car mudding last night and got it stuck in some water and had a friend pull me out. Now my car wont shift from 2nd to 3rd gear and will just rev up but nothing happens. Before I went mudding my while driving the rpms would jump around a little bit but nothing too major to cause concern. Any help would be appreciated.

My car has 174444 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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