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My transmission is not changing gears it stays in 3rd. 3mos…

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My transmission is not...

My transmission is not changing gears it stays in 3rd

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the level of your transmission fluid? Is it bright red, or is it dirty?

3mos ago it was red it has almost 80,000 miles '98boxter but since than ive driven it about 1000 miles

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 80 yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, i need to have it checked

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No just that. called a place to have it checked .

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