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Q: Transmission does not shift into reverse or fourth gear

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When put on reverse its keep in neutral,to aplicate reverse i have to hit full throttle,1st gear o.k.2nd gear o.k.3rd gear o.k.4th gear no aplicate either.

My car has 397562 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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