Q: Shift to drive but goes to manual mode not automatic.

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When you go to drive the car shows a 1 for first gear instead of d for drive. It will not shift unless you shift it manually.

My car has 176000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Check the shifter to the transmission. The shifter solenoid is not working properly and needs replaced. Remove the shifter housing from the vehicle and you will see a solenoid in it. This is the shift interlock solenoid for the manual and automatic shifting adjuster. The solenoid has failed and will not allow the transmission to shift automatically. If you need further assistance with transmission shifting manually and not automatically, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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