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Water will wreek havoc to an automatic transmission over time. You really need to get the transmission flushed by a competent shop and have them do a filter change as well. Just draining the fluid will not get rid of all of the water. The transmission hold a portion of the fluid at rest but the torque converter hold some as well. Make sure they do a thourough job.

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