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Pre-facelift 230 stuck in first gear

a friend of mine runs an independent garage. He has a pre-facelift 230K which has been here for a couple of weeks and he can't find a solution to the problem.

The car won't change out of 1st gear.

Transmission fluid and filter have been changed.

Any ideas, please?
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Does it go in to reverse ??
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Check for CEL codes. Might be in limp home mode.
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Sounds like a job for the Indy specialists down in Ponty?/
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Reverse gear works. CEL is not lit. No codes stored in ECU.
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Yes, must be something like that, Jeff
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Check the transmission & engine mounts.
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Will recommend that. Thank you.
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Engine mounts will have nothing to do with why you only have 1st gear and reverse .

Car is in limp mode !!!

V good diagnostic equipment needs to be pluged in extract codes .

Poss electro plate at fault etc !?!?
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