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#1 (permalink) Old 10-08-2008, 04:06 AM
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I am writing to you because, honestly I have had enough of this automatic transmission jerking. It is too much, and needs to be fixed.


I have read that by changing the transmission fluid, usually gets rid of this problem, and I believe that is what needs to be done with my car as well.

My symptoms are as follows. When my car starts, and is cool, I seem to have no problem. Once the engine temperature has reached mid-way, the problem begins, so usually about a good 20-30 minutes into the drive and I stop, the problem starts. At a stop light, the car sometimes, might make a tiny little jerk, then when I begin to accelerate, it seems to be slipping and eventually jerking and slamming into gear. Not a very comfortable feeling. Once I am moving I dont seem to have a problem.

So my question to all of you is, is it the fluid that needs changing, or am I looking at a more costly repair?


i also had a test ran on the transmission and a torque converter code was shown and the fluid was burned
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A need for a fluid change is certain. After that, I can't be sure.

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How many miles on the car?



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change the fluid, it's not that expensive.
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change the fluid, it's not that expensive.
Agreed, It won't hurt to try it..........Here is a link, if feel like digging in!

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Honestly guys I think it's too late, I think changing the fluid will hurt, but I think the tranny is on its last legs anyway. 150K is way too late to be changing the fluid for the first time.



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Honestly guys I think it's too late, I think changing the fluid will hurt, but I think the tranny is on its last legs anyway. 150K is way too late to be changing the fluid for the first time.
I still don't think it will hurt to change it. Try it first, if it don't help then I guess you have to spend some $$.
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