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My car will not go past 30 in drive, but it will if I manually put it in 2nd

(1999 Pontiac Sunfire)
in Shawnee, OK on March 25, 2017
I have to drive my car with and automatic in 2nd gear because if I got it in drive it reaches 30 and dropped back down to 20 even with my foot still on the pedal and all it does is rev up the engine, what could be wroung??? And I need my car asap for girlfriend to go to work, me to school, and my daughter to doctors and ect... please help
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on March 25, 2017
Not what you want to hear, but this is likely failure of internal transmission components, or the transmission control unit (computer) has failed.
If your check engine light is in, have autozone scan it for codes, and post them here. That will give us a better indication of what is going on.
If the vehicle is in limp mode because of another issue, that would make sense as well.
1996 and up + problem = scan. Let me know what you get back.
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