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Tranny problem??? I have recently changed the tranny filter and gasket on tranny. But even before I did that the car was running great. My problem is ...that when you hit the brakes mid to hard when the car stops it feels like the tranny goes into neutral and then back into drive at 1,000-1,500 rpm. Now if you ease onto the brakes it will be just fine.I have tried even putting some LUCAS transmission fix in it and it still does it. There has been a couple times where the car seems to be in neutral until you manually shift it into low. So if there are any suggestions please let me hear them. Thanks, Luke

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If it ran good before you changed the filter .im guessing you dropper or didnt replace the little o ring type gasket that goes between the filter and transmision suction tube the filter slides on. when you stop the oil swishes forward and your pump takes a gulp of air . just a educated guess ?

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If your transmission is slipping, (seeming like its in neutral) a faulty Fluid Pump, or a defective Torque-Converter could be the problem. It could also be one of the bands inside which locks the transmission into different gears within the planetary gearsets.

First and second gear actually have one extra band each that is a Manual-First/Manual-Second engaging band which is activated by selecting Manual-First or Manual-Second and in some cars, Manual-Low with the gear-selector. And because of these bands, gives the selected gear more "grip" so to speak on those gears.

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