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Our 98 Cavalier, automatic transmission, wont shift out of

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Our '98 Cavalier, automatic transmission, won't shift out of first gear, yet we can get the key out of the ignition, as if it were in Park. Clearly, there is something wrong, but what are the possible problems?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  danny replied 7 years ago.
what size engine do you have is it a dual over head cam?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  danny replied 7 years ago.
Back of the engine slightly toward driver side of car It has a a red pull loop handle and says CHECK IN PARK ENGINE IDLING VEH LEVEL with TRANS HOT and USE DEXTRON FLUID ONLY on the steel part of dipstick. You have a couple of transmissions that could be in there go ahead an check your fluid and see where is at. I have check service bulletins for all of them and your sysmtoms do not come up. Most likely you will have to geta transmission shop on it as there should be a scanner hooked up to correctly diagnose your issue.
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