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Transmission issues 2003 Olds Silhouette

"Drive" cannot be used from "Park". I can, however, go to 1st gear, get it up to 20mph, go to 2nd gear, get it up to 40mph then into 3rd gear up to 55mph. Reverse also works fine. Oil looks red, clean, no burnt smell. I'm a girl & no next to nothing about car repair so of course I feel like I am going to get a huge bill for something that might be an inexpensive fix. Does anyone have any ideas? Or reliable places to take the van to? I'm in Minnesota.

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SOURCE: speedometer out of calibration by 20mph at 55mph.

It's a cable. If the car doesn't have the same size tires that it came with from the factory, the speedometer will be off. The only way to calibrate it would be to change the the cable drive gears in the transmission, but I have no idea what the gear ratio would be or where you would get the gears. That car came with either P215/75R14 or P205/75R15 tires.

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SOURCE: I have a 2000 olds silhouette that won't move in drive

Had the same problem - 1st gear worn out. You'll need a ****** rebuild.
Was told its not unusual for that GM trans.

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