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Transmission Hesitant like parking brake is partially on and is running warmer than normal and smells warm

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Sounds like it is slipping due to internal seals being cooked. I say this because smells warm sounds to me like it means a hint of burntness which points at the transmission overworking and heating up to the point of cooking the seals (they will shrink and not provide a seal anymore) which can cause the transmission to hesitate or even slip out of gear. So it would need the transmission rebuilt or replaced.

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