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Transmission bucking while driving, and yes there is fluid in it

The transmission bucks while driving, even though there is fluid in it. Then it won't go beyond first or second gear.

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This car is known to have a couple problems with the automatic transmission. One possibility is that the differential pin has come loose and his hitting on the inside of the transmission. This requires an overhaul, however it doesn't sound like your problem. This transmission is also known for having the valve body in the transmission wear out and cause erratic shifting. This could be your problem. It is still a fairly expensive repair, but does not require the transmission to be removed or overhauled. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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You best bet would be to look for the vacuum diagram and just take a day to make sure all of the lines to the engine and tranny are all correct. If its not it and while bucking the car feels like its going to turn off on you then it maybe a fuel delivery problem.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 2003 Lincoln Navigator stumbles/bucking under mild acceleration

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Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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First check and confirm that transmission fluid is not leaking or got low.If its low then make it full.Also see if the filter is clogged or worn our or very old.If it is then replace the filter. The filter is inside; you have to pull it out and take it apart. There are also many other facing the same problem,In some cases the transmission needs to be reprogrammed as the computer to transmission is not getting detected.In some cases the transmission needs to be rebuilt . Get the transmission assembly scanned and retrieve the codes and replace the part as per the codes. --------- Get it checked.Keep updated.Thanks.

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How many miles, when was transmission filter & fluid last changed?

If you can do it yourself, for less than $20 bucks probably, change transmission filter & fluid and see if that corrects problem, otherwise find a transmission shop you trust. Most all will tell you it needs to be rebuilt at big bucks, tough economy, they need to make some money.

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