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Transmission While driving my 1996 gmc 4x4 automatic down the road the transmission gives out. I pull over and turn off the vehicle. I turn it back on again and I can drive 3-5 mins more. Then it gives out again. Can someone please tell me what's going on? My fluid level is fine. I have 165000 miles on it. I changed the fluid and filter about 20000 miles ago. My friend has the same year and his is fine. Thank you. Mike

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It is most likely a plugged filter. I would try performing a transmission service on it and change the filter. What is happening is that the pump will only **** for a bit until a greater demand is on it. Once the pump is stopped ( shutting engine off) the fluid migrates back into the filter and fills it up. Engine is started and trans will work ok until all fluid is exhausted out of filter and it "gives out". Try this out first, it is a cheap start, and most likely is the problem.

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