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When the car gets to running temperature gearbox slips in first and second and after prolonged use locks in 3rd until turned off and restarted. Do you know what could be causing this ?

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Major transmission problems will always bite you where it counts but the only way to make sure what it is, is to take it to a shop and have them do the work since manuales and auto's have many different parts that are easy to lose.

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