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Car slips out of gear after the engine warms up

1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Sl 4: My daughter's car has started slipping out of gear when the engine gets warmed up. We're pretty sure it's the transmission but would like to know if this is something that can be repaired without replacing the whole tranny. We'd also like to get a ball park of what it's going to cost to fix it.


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  • btasset Dec 04, 2008

    It's an automatic; when you're driving down the road it will just slip out and when you push on the gas there's no power like it's in neutral....

  • btasset Dec 04, 2008

    just had the transmission flushed; wish it were that simple..thanks though.

  • tdov1 Apr 21, 2009

    I had the same problem. They rebuilt my trans and 5 days later it started again. not sure if I paid 1700.00 for nothing.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Please explain this issue more completely, auto or standard trans, what gear does it slip out of?


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Ok this is an internal transmission problem, the 1st thing to do is check the fluid level in the trans, do this only on a HOT transmission otherwise you will overfill the trans and damage it more, if the fluid is full and clean then the trans will need to be torn down, but this does sound like a low fluid level problem.


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    yadayada Dec 04, 2008

    Yes but don't assume the trans isn't low on fluid, also when you flush the trans the filter is not changed, if that fluid filter is getting clogged it will starve the trans for pressure and it will as you say slip out of gear, I don't do flushes unless the filter is changed for this vary reason.


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