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Do you think I needs to adjust my bands in my transmission. Reason asking is because my car won't shift into overdrive but shift all three gears fine. It also doesn't have reverse....when I put it in reverse, it does that first budge like it wants to go then it stops pulling. Help me out before i start to spend money

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Year, make, and model? Either way, by what your saying the transmission has to come out. Tore apart and inspected. Cold be the clutches or just a snap ring is busted. It is a rebuild....

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SOURCE: automatic transmission doesn't shift into gear right away, there is a long lag before it engages

Hello There

Sounds like your transmission oil needs to be changed, when was it last changed?


Hope this helps, please don't forget to rate me.

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