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No first gear or overdrive fluid looks and smells good. One other thing i have noticed is that the starter acts like it stays engaged after i release the switch it dont do this very often.

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  • gwmatt Dec 11, 2009

    took to shop flashed computer works fine now.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    still think the trans will fail soon.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    sorry my friend you need an overhaul.



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Sounds like you lost the tranny, a rebulid is going to be in your future.

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