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Clunking when car shifts!!

I own a 2001 SL2 series and recently it has been making a loud clunking noise whenever i stop and go and it shifts gears. my check engine light had even can on at one point my my uncles friend said it just needed to be reset, so he did something that made the light go off. ultimately, that didn't solve the problem. my car seems to drive well when i'm on the freeway doing over 50mph or driving at a steady pace. it's just when i come to a stop, then put my foot on the gas that it slips and clunks. and it only occurs when i'm below 50mph. please, what could the issue be and will it be and about how much would it cost to fix??

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Take the car to a transmission specialist and check the engine mounts and then the transmission. It sounds very much like you have a transmission fault. if the trans requires rebuilding it could be as much as $1500.00 lets hope its external to the trans, but do not leave it get it checked.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

  • albiegnome Aug 25, 2011

    My daughter's Saturn clunked when shifting, got to the point where it wouldn't go over 30 miles an hour. Transmission repair shops said $1500. Local mechanic said try Lucas transmission repair?/seal fluid. $7.99, I seem to remember. 15,000 miles later, car has 260,000 miles on it, transmission hasn't shifted this smoothly for 100,000 miles.

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