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No matter what surface flat or hill or any speed it feels like im driving up a steep hill transmisson fluid is fine could this be caused from a faulty overdrive

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Could be, take it to the transmission shop.

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Go for a drive,pull up and feel the heat of each wheel rim.If one or all are extremely hot,the brakes may be binding.I would check this as a first step.Hope this helps

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