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Transmission will not engage 2003 Hundai Accent automatic

I just changed the tranny fluid. Now the transmission will not engage in any gear. I thought maybe I added too much fluid (since registered high on the dip stick) so I drained it down to normal levels. Still no go!

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  • Patrick Dennehy May 11, 2010

    Before you much further, be sure to start the engine and shift thru the gears, allowing a few seconds in every gear. If you drained it well, you will need to get fluid flowing back through the valve body, etc. before it will engage. Did you replace the trans. filter??? Keep letting it run thru the gears while sitting still, and rechecking the stick until it takes all the fluid in and you can get an accurate reading. Good luck, post a comment if this gives you no results. I'll be around today. Later, TT



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Tatter Todd quickly came to the rescue. I followed his guidance of shifting through all gears, circulating and spreading the tranny fluid, being patient, and it worked. I ended up having to add more fluid which fixed the problem.


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