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Automatic transmission transmission rebuilt 2500 miles ago then car set up for 1 year now when trans gets hot stop shifting or even pulling when trans is cold shifts and pulls fine fluid not burnt at all maybe like a fluid restriction of some sort

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With it sitting for a year the filter is probably restricting the fluid flow

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Here's a link that offers are generic look at how the automatic transmission works.

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