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I have a 99 suburban transmission stops like it goes into neutarl

I changed the transmission filter and fluid . It done fine for a week or two . Now it will go about a mile then it like goes into neutral . After a few minutes at will start pulling again . I don`t think it`slipping but don`t know why it loses gear

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  • Tommy Walker May 11, 2010

    The truth is that it is slipping. When you changed the fluid, was it gray or white in color?

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Does it do this just in overdrive or drive too? Sounds to me like trans. is on its way out. have you thought about trying a trans. additive might help, your only out the price of the additive.

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