Q: Over heating and only have a few gears

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I have had a problem with the coolant for two weeks. I was driving it today and got stuck behind a semi going 15 under the speed limit. My vehicle overheated i turned down a road to get out from behind the semi. it started sputtering i kept going. I stopped at my sister in laws house to let it cool off, went to drive it home and i only have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear no fourth or overdrive and i have to manually put it in 3rd gear. So my question is what is going on with my vehicle and how much is it to fix it.

My car has 235000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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