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2006 Pontiac Wave jumps out of gear.

2006 Pontiac Wave 4 speed auto. When car is warmed up, the transmission starts to make a whirring noise and eventually the transmission will jump out of gear. Turning the car off for a few minutes allows the tranmission to resume. the noise will start again shortly after and it jumps out of gear again.

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It might be the start up gear or the transmission or engine might need to check the oil. i think that the transmission needs replacing.

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