Q: Why doesn't my transmission shift into second gear?

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When i set out earlier my truck only picked up to 20 mph and the rpm reved all the way up 4000 and it wouldnt shift into second like it only ran on first i dropped my shifter to low it still didnt do anything so i put on 2 and it still do anything i put back on drive and it just stayed at 20 mph no gear shifting and the rpm reving up to 4000 rpm

My car has 189000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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