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1976 eldorado transmission

The transmission will not shift into gear immediately, the engine revs then kicks into gear. it also flutters between gears when accelerating. What would cause this issue, a sensor ?

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In 1976, there weren't any sensors in transmissions that I remember, didn't have overdrive either. First check to make sure the fluid is full, in neutral or park, with the engine running and the trans fluid hot. The fluid should be pink or red colored and should not smell burnt. If is full then when was the last time the fluid and filter were changed? This should be done every 50,000 to 60,000 miles.
If these are both good, sounds like old age and high mileage are starting to take their toll. You can try adding some "Lucas Transmission Treatment". This does work, follow the directions on the bottle and use the whole bottle. If this makes a difference then for sure you are looking at a worn transmission.

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iac valve is sticking remove valve and clean the shaft so it moves freely. This is a very easy fix.

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SOURCE: TRANSMISSION SLIPS IN 3RD GEAR.

Its a early sign of your tranny about to go. A flush wont help so be aware. It looks like Troopers with about 100k miles are prone to this problem.

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SOURCE: Engine over-revs between 2nd and 3rd gear

they did not install bands right needs to be rebuild bands need to be adjusted

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SOURCE: 1999 saturn sl1, engine revs to2500-3000 rpm when shifting gears,

I would clean the throlle body first. Then lube the throttle linkage.

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SOURCE: 1998 dodge durago transmission will not shift into 2nd gear

It may be the torque converter clutch circuit. Do you have a check engine light on?

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