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Will not sift out of first gear

It will run fine for the first five minutes after that i guess it warms up ,it will not sift out of first, Had trans rebuilt about six years ago.

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  • conl9032 Jul 17, 2009

    Yes change the transmisson fuild once every year.

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Has filter & oil been changed since? I'd advise a trip to transmission shop, or dealer for scan. It may be money well spent , as I'm sure you remember last bill on rebuild. At least see what they have to say, & go from there. May be something relatively inexpensive, or as simple as a fluid & filter change, which I would do anyway, just to take a shot at it, before going to shop with it.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Jul 17, 2009

    Well if it's been well maintained, they you may be lucky, but rather than taking a chance at doing big damage, have it diagnosed properly and if you don't like what you hear, get a second opinion. Try disconnecting battery for a minute or 2 and see if that helps at all. It should erase codes & start fresh, but if same happens, get it in & checked.

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