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Verify it has adequate fluld level. If so, take it to a tranny shop for evaluation. Sorry!

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SOURCE: Buick LeSabre 2000 limited jerks when it shifts into a 2nd gear.

run scanner for trouble codes, some auto parts stores will do this for free, change plugs and wires

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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