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I have a 97 acural 3.0CL vtech with 156,000 miles. its slipping bad in 4D. the engine light came on and the D4 light started blinking. then the car would not go, so i disconnected the negative on the battery and reset the computer. the car went in gear but was slipping, i got a transmission master kit but im not sure i should tear the car apart. does any one have any answers for me?

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  • A Mayers May 11, 2010

    Have you check the tranny fluid level and cleaned the tranny filter (if 3.0L has one)?



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You are going to have to overhaul the trans, shifting problems can often be fixed without an overhaul, but when it slips the trans is toast, also replace the shift solenoids and the torque converter while your at it, they don't come with the kit but will need to be replaced.

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