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Its going into drive and reverse hard its full of transmission fluid had it checked is the trans going out help

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Trans needs to be looked at and diagnosed by a trans. shop, sounds like a clutch or band problem, but could also be a shift sensor or BCM acting out, see AAMCO Transmissions or the like for a free analogy.

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

  • aprilwoods28 Sep 17, 2010

    thanks so much i have had the since 2003 never had a problem hoping and praying its not the transmission the shop said it would make it worse to have it serviced

  • JOHN DAVIDSON Sep 17, 2010

    That can be a problem....sometimes when you drain the fluid and add new fluid to it the problem gets worse... sometimes it stays the same and sometimes it gets better...from what you are explaining, I tend to believe that if the fluid and or the filter?screen is plugged up the trans would have a hard time going into drive or reverse but you say it goes in hard...meaning that it is an abrupt shift...real noticable...fluid probs usually go like put it in reverse or drive...wait a while ...then it goes into gear...even if this were the case a trans. fluid and filter/screen change could make it worse it is a many miles are on it and have you changed the fluid every 30,000 miles??? if not and it is high miles you could have a major problem doing so now...even if you dont do anything... this unit can let go, so I would perpare for something to be done... either a replaced trans/repaired trans..another car...something... and put the money away right away in preparation for it.
    Good Luck!!!



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