Will not shift out of first on 1995 Chrysler Cirrus

My car will not shift out of first. Does this mean I need a new trans? or can it be a simple problem that will not cost me several thousand?

Asked by for the 1995 Chrysler Cirrus
It is hard to say without a good diagnosis. Have the transmission checked for electrical function - a good technician can determine whether it is a sensor issue or internal fault. My gut feeling, though, is an internal issue.

Good luck - and Happy Thanksgiving.
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ck all fuzes first before replacing trans
It will run but not shift out of first gear an smell like I'm burin transmission fluid