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When I start the engine, it takes a while for the transmission to kick in. This morning while I was driving the engine died, I started again and it seems that I have to rev the engine to put back in gear. As soon as I slow down the engine dies. I started again in neutral, rev the engine and put in drive and goes.

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    Giovanni Sotgiu Sep 25, 2009

    When I start the engine in order to check the transmission fluid it shut down can't idle

  • Giovanni Sotgiu
    Giovanni Sotgiu Sep 25, 2009

    I have tried to start the engine in order to check the transission fluid but the engine doesn't stay in idle and shut off.

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You need to be sure the trani fluid is up to par..
Check the trani fluid while the car is running in park and is warm..

Or it could be a problem with the modulator or the electronics inside and/or out of the trani..

I would advise bringing it to a trani shop asap to properly diagnose the issue.. What is happening could be causing costly damage to the trani.. And the issue causing might not be to big of a deal - but time is of the essence..

Allot of trani shops offer free estimates..

Have a great day !

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

  • Carl
    Carl Sep 25, 2009

    Oh - that is a seperate issue..

    Give it a tune up.. plugs, wires, pcv valve, fuel filter, air filter..

    If still a problem - replace the oxygen sensors..

    These steps should smooth things out..

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