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Transmission shifting I have a 2007 Kia Spectra with 84,000 miles. No problems at all until a couple weeks ago, hard shifting into reverse. Now it's getting hard to shift into any gear. Could it be a fluid problem? If so, how do I check and replace fluid? I just had all fluids checked at my last oil change which was 3 weeks ago, would they have checked this also? No mention was made of the fluid being low

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Posted on Mar 26, 2014


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SOURCE: 104,000 miles transmission issue

The trans in your vehicle is a 4L30E.The check,and fill plugs are in the pan.The fluid has to be checked after the vehicle is fully warmed up,engine running,in Park.The hard to shift into 2nd gear is kind of difficult to say,check the level,maybe have it scanned for trouble codes esp. if check engine is lit.Those particular transmissions have one weak area,and thats the Low gear,or first gear band and drum.That causes a symptom of slip and chatter on takeoff from a complete stop.

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SOURCE: 2002 Kia Spectra Transmission Fluid Check

located on driverside below the fuse box close to the firewal

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 1995 crown vic gear problems/gear shift wont lock

if the shifter is loose and sloppy feeling then the shift cable bracket has come loose under the dash at the steering wheel. remove the lower panel under the steering wheel so you can see under the dash then get flash light and look while jiggling the shifter. you should be able to see the cable and bracket. if the bracket is loose then tighten the bolts. note this bracket is at the steering colum.

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SOURCE: 2008 Ford f-250 4x4 transmission shifting problems

there is the lemon law, has the factory field service Representative gotten involved in these repairs? if not do so, i am a 25 year veteran of a Ford service dept, i know how it works, I will say that by and large the Ford trucks are the beast aropund, sorry for your problems.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Alero shifting hard

I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero and my car was running rough and stalling. Also when the car was shifting, it was making a "thud" sound. My service engine light was on, so I took it to Autozone to run their diagnostic tool. It came back with code P0108 and they advised me to check my vacuum hoses as a possible solution. I looked and found that my air hose running from my throttle body to my map sensor was disconnected. I reconnected the hose and the engine ran normally and didn't make any "thud" sound when shifting. My car is back to normal. So check your hoses. If its still running rough, you may need to replace your map sensor.

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