Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Have you checked for transmission and engine malfunction codes .
A malfunction with engine or transmission will put you into limp mode which is 3rd gear only .
You need to have the car hooked up to a diagnostic scan tool and have the system checked for malfunction codes .
This you can have scanned at AutoZone or any other parts stores for free.
If you can get me the codes then i can advise you on what you can do next if the testing technician was not able to .
Please get back to me with the codes if needed after getting them.
Yes this is outside my area. will transfer you over