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My car recently was flooded, i replace the soft parts of the transmission as they were the only items within the transmission that was damaged but now, after replacing the computer for the vehicle it has a difficult time getting correct shift rpms and the overdrive doesn't stay in gear what could be the problem?

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Amazing!... contact your insurance company. Take the vehicle into a Hyundai Service Center.. have it diagnosed. Let your insurance company pay to fix it.

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