The 2 issues are probaly seperate. The tranmission issue is due to a problem in the valve body of the transmission. The manual/auto transmissions have a very complicated valve body that will cause havoc when the smalles thing goes wrong. It is not a surprise that since the manual shift does not work in all gears that the automatic shift does not work at all. The manual shift leaves less work for the valve body and other components to do inorder to shift the tranmission. For the automatic shift to work, every little spring and ball adjustment in the valve body must be workng correctly in synch with the sorrespong parts to shift the transmission.
If the emissions light goes off after a few seconds, the issue is probably not that bad yet as it is slowly failing. It may even be the proper sequence to check the emissions system when starting the vehicle as the light staying on or not coming on at all can be a sign of a problem in some vehicles.
The best thing to do first is to have the trouble codes pulled and that will give you a start as to the source of the problem.
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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 AT 6:24 PM