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Periodically my torrent sticks in 3 rd gear.. is that a major issue or just auto tranny fluid low

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Its never a good thing to be low on tranny fluid things like this create the BIG problems
I would put some fluid in it now then take it a transmission shop to have it serviced as soon as possible .
They will change the filter and do the oil and will see if you have other issues that may be fixed before its to late and you need a total rebuild

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