My problem is that the transmission revs up high before shifting into 2nd and won't shift into 3rd at all. sometimes it won't even go into 2nd, will I have to replace the transmission? or is there something I am missing?
i assume you checked the basics, but sometimes the easy stuff is overlooked.
did you check the fluid level? what color is the fluid? when was the last time the fluid/filter got changed? maybe the tv cable is out of adjustment.
that is the stuff to double and triple check before you spend the money and time to replace the transmission.