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Have a BMW 1993 318i low on gearbox oil filled it as the trans light was on and abs and gearbox was slipping went really good then after 20 min driving light came back on gear box started to slip

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Need to find where the oil is going. I take it for granted you sre using the correct transmission fluid Dexron 11

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SOURCE: changed oil in auto gearbox

try adding a can of trans tune to oil.

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SOURCE: daewoo automatic gearbox slipping

i have the same promlems

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SOURCE: 4x4 slips shiftin gears starting and stopping

you might already know but when shifting into 4wd you can shift into 4hi while driving as long as the tires,(all four) are travelling the same speed. you can't shift into 4wd if you are spinning. 4 low you have to completely stop. When you are in 4 low as you know the power of vehicle is greatly increased due to gear reduction. so if you are seeing slipping symptoms, you might want to change transmission filter. It might not be much help to you but it might prevent problems down the road. also when changing fluid be sure to put mopar transmission fluid for replacement on jeep. like gm calls for dexron. the transfer case on dodge and jeeps also takes transmission fluid. I had to replace a t-case on my friends dakota that was making a grinding noise and it turns out a seal had leaked some fluid out and burnt up some bearings. pretty expensive. they are chain driven. hope I didnt get too carried away, because I am not a transmission expert but I just wanted to share what I did know with you.

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SOURCE: 1989 pontiac bonneville transmission will not go into 3rd or OD

the kick down cable could me off but more than likly the trans in shot/ no good

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SOURCE: 1997 Audi A4 Transmission problem

Re: 1997 A4 Cabriolet A4 Convertible: Problem: Acts like plug fouled at intermitant times and or a air or transmission filter is clogged. (V6) buckles at slow cruising speeds and more noticeable when in 3rd or fourth gear approximating 25/40 miles and hour. Does not buck when rpm increasing but will not cruise at steady rate without inconsistent bucking. thankyou. carey_yeager@yahoo.com

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