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Q: no drive or reverse but 1,2,3, still works frans fluid dark grey

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would not go into 4th gear or over drive when motor was hot

My car has 24500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If the fluid is dark grey then you have wor...

If the fluid is dark grey then you have worn out clutch material in the fluid. I would suspect the transmission will need to be overhauled or replaced. Have a certified mobile technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come out the car to inspect the shifting issue and examine the transmission fluid to determine if any repairs can be made.

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