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I cross the border very often so after it's been sitting on for about 2 hrs and it gets really hot it throws the first gear really hard. so as i enter the freeway it has a hard problem taking the rest of the gears specially the fifth. i often have to stop on the side of the road turn it off for a little bit so it can cool down. the obd2 diagnostic said code p2181 so i want to know how reliable that diagnostic is, and if that has anything to do with the transmission

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this has nothing to do with the gearbox ,have you checked the fluid level ,start engine ,handbrake on reverse gear and check the trans fluid

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