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Experience:  GM and Mercedes vehicle technician.17 years experience.
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I have a 2005 buick rendezvous, 3.8 v-6 awd. tranny will go

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i have a 2005 buick rendezvous, 3.8 v-6 awd. tranny will go into reverse but when put into drive, will stay in first gear only and will not shift. fluid smells and looks great. no check engine light on either 158K miles cream puff.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.
Make sure it is showing drive or D on the shifter indicator.If it is not then this indicates the transmission range position switch is at fault needing replaced.
If it is then this indicates usually a fault with the transmission valve body since no codes are set with this issue.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

must e a valve body issue then as there is no check engine light, and shift indicator responds and looks correct for all gears. As I said, p-reverse-neutral, and drive all seem to work correct. just will not move to next gears out of first

Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
This does sound like a possible transmission valve body issue here.The transmission will need to be tested to pinpoint the fault for sure then repaired from there.
Thanks Pete
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I am following up with you to see if you still needed help with your question you had asked.If my help didn't satisfy your question please let me know so we can continue.

Thanks Pete