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Transmission keeps blowing.

Transmission was rebuilt May 2008. It has only gone 16,000 miles since the rebuild and it blew again. I took it back for warranty service and they rebuilt it again at the beginning of April 2009. After two days, the transmission is operating badly again. It neutrals out while driving, has no power in reverse and gets stuck, and shifts hard in and out of gears. Also the overdrive on/off light is flashing again which supposedly indicates slippage inside the tranny. The techs have no idea why this is happening.... any ideas?

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    Dave C May 11, 2010

    Bad rebuild, take it back right away and make sure you have them get you a car while they have it.


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I would take it to an autopart store and have the computer pulled for any trouble codes. Most autopart stores do this for free.

The computer does control the transmission for shifting gears. Any trouble codes will tell you if the transmission has a bad sensor or bad solenoid.

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