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why not just state the symptoms.
there are over 50 A/T transmission problems, automatic,
it is auto right and not stick, we dont know,, cant see car.
shift late ,root soon, too rough??
will not move in any gear.?
down shifts wrong?
makes noise,?
OD dead.?
lockup TCC dead or chatter.?
the FSM lists this huge list of symtoms.?
they are notorious for them. unlike m/t

Posted on Feb 09, 2014


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