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I think my transmission is starting to slip.

When I start it up I can shift into drive fine but I noticed the other day when I was on the highway going up a hill trying to pass someone, it felt like the transmission may have slipped going between gears. Is this a common problem I can fix fairly cheaply or is it more indicative of a major problem. And if it is a major problem how long will it last before I need to have it repaired?

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First thing to do is a filter change on the transmission. You didn't state the miles on your vehicle but this would be the first move.

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