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My 4 speed tranny quit while we were driving. It made no diff in what position the gear shift was. it would make no diff in the motor speed. after a while I turned the engine off and restarted it and the tranny shifted fine. I took it to a mech and he said there is a box of disks and they needed cleaning. That helped the stopping but I drove it a few miles and it will not shift into 4th gear..Does this tranny have a shift control module or is it controlled by a solonoid? When the trans. is first started in the morning it slips a little in reverse and drive but after a short drive it does not slip. Can You help me. Thanks

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  • oldmanjim65 Oct 04, 2010

    I took the car to a trans shop about 3 month ago and they changed the filter and fluid. They then test drove it and the owner said he could find nothing wrong with the tranny. We drove back home about 40 miles and hafe way there the car had probl3ems shifting into 4th. I took the car back and they test drove it again and said shifted fine*which it did going back. some times it would go thru the shifting sequence with no problems and sometimes it would take a long time to shift into 4th.

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Hi! The solenoid has nothing to do with this but the torque converter has. Please have the torque converter replaced and the transmission fluid. A smooth ride and shifting will be noticeable after the procedure. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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These transmissions have had lots of problems. There is a automatic transmission relay. But it sounds like the clutches in the transmission are about shot. Usually when the relay or module goes bad then there is no slipping. The transmission will just not go in gear or will not shift. I would say that the transmission just need rebuilt.

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