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You have a failed forward clutch pack in the trans, this requires a complete teardown to repair, I suggest you buy a reman transmission and not do the repair on this one, it is cheaper, do not buy from Kragen Or Autozone, they are very poor quality, about a 25% come back rated.

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Check the oil level, I would first suggest.

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Slips ?
I assume you mean the trani is slipping..
It could be a few things..
Maybe low on fluid,,
Or modulator,,
Or elctronics in the trani - etc..
Or there could internal damage causing the slipping..

I would advise taking it to a trani shop..
Allot of them wil give a free estimate..

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When driving the transmission seems to get stuck

Check the trani fluid while running in park..
Trani fluid is messured in pints - not quarts.
Be careful not to over fill..
If the fluid is good - & still slipping - you need reani service..

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Its slipping ? Like the engine rpms go up and no go ?
Check the trani fluid - while the car is running in park..
Trani fluid is messured in pints on the dipstick - not quarts.. Be careful not to over fill..
Note; If trani is low on fluid to long and slipping to long - it is causing damage..

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