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While driving and during automatic gear shifts it acts like it goes into nuetural and the engine rpm increases then appears to go back in gear

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Sounds like you might be low on fuel. If not you may need to go and have the transmission flushed and tranny filter changed. It all depends on how many miles is on it and the driving conditions, but what you speak of sounds like the issues stated above.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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that is a hum dinger, largest ever posted, in one shot.
very good.!
one word , the transmission slips. (never drive a slipping tranny)
overheat indicator.! that is key.
many newer cars will change the transmission shifting any time
the engine over heats.
and overheat wins over transmission , every time.
if the engine burns up, what good is any transmission.? nada.

solve overheat first.

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