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What does it mean when a transmission has a preasure issue and how expencive is it to fix?

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A pressure issue means a complete tear down and overhaul of the transmission, an automatic trans is a hydraulicly controlled device so no pressure no operation, the cost will be 6-8 hours of labor or 20 if they overhaul your trans and not install a rebuilt one, around $2500

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