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Re: My 2001 hyundai Santa fe has problems going into 3rd...
If it is hard to go into only third gear i am sorry to say you have extensive repair than just adding oil the synchroniser are dammaged due to lac of lubrcation so even thoug you add oil the synch has to be repaired also
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Ok I guess after re reading the problem you are saying the transmission now doesn't move the car, check the transmission fluid, if it is showing on the dipstick then you have a failed transmission, any transmission repair shop will do a preliminary inspections of the problem and confirm this, inmost cases at no cost.
Most likely the o-ring seal between the torque converter and the transmission is going bad. Get that transmission rebuilt pronto before serious damage is done! But first, have a mechanic drop the transmission pan and look for signs of a very thin silvery film coating the inside of the pan. If found, then the transmission definitely will have to be rebuilt, and the torque converter will also have to be replaced since embedded metallic particles in the old torque converter will eventually come loose, due to wear of the clutch plates within the torque converter, and eat up the rebuilt transmission. Now, here is the deal once the transmission has been rebuilt:
Change the transmission fluid and filter once a year -- no matter what! If you do this, then you should never have any more problems with the transmission.
looks like there are some transmissions available , what is your zip code and I'll get ya a list of the lowest prices near you for a used trans. I did a search for my area and they are going for like $325 for a trans with 75k on it....