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Auto trans a bit sluggish and seems to make a whining? sound

Happens only when i first start out, and just when i come to a full stop. sort of like winding up and winding down. almost sounds like what public buses sound like. my suspicion is that maybe the low (1st) gear may be slowly going??

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  • robopc0102 Mar 08, 2009

    thanx. accordingly the trans was just serviced (filters and fluid). asked a couple of mechanics and paid for a diagnosis at AAMCO - my original suspicions were conformed. needs rebuilding; lower gears are going kaput. hope i don't have to worry about the ECU? going out after the fact.

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When you hear it winning like that its usely because the trans. filter is resticting the flow of oil thru it, because its getting pluged up and the oil is wore out, might be a good time to have trans. serviced, Before it really cost you$$$$.

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