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fred 8/12/2017

2006 Buick LaCrosse CX 6 Cyl 3.80L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

What would keep my transmission from going into drive and 1st gear.

2006 buick lacrosse won`t engage when shifting into drive or 1st, but will in 2nd and 3rd .Help

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Jimm 8/12/2017

It's likely transmission has a major internal problem that has forced it into limp-home mode. When that happens, you usually have one forward gear and, maybe, reverse. This is why it will only go into first and / or reverse. Like as not, the clutches, bands, possibly the torque converter, and gears are worn. The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail also causing erratic shifting.


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