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During driving the transmission switches to neutral (Lexus RX300)

About 2 weeks ago I noticed a high pitched noise coming from the engine section, during normal driving, and idle. Two days ago (the last time I drove) I heard after a few miles normal gear switching of the transmission until it started vibrating and after a short time it switched to neutral. When I switched then manually to 2, I was able to drive for some mile or so, until the transmission (it seems) started vibrating and switching into neutral again. During this time I parked my car, put in reverse and it did not drive, also back into Drive it did not move. I swiched off/on the engine and I was able to drive again for some miles, until again the transmission(?) started vibrating again and it went back to neutral. The car is a Lexus RX300 from 1999 and milage is about 120K. Has anybody an idea what this is?

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Your tranny need to be repaired at once. The tranny is slipping. Some Lexus owners do have the similar problem including myself.

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