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Lost fourth gear, several months later lost third geat and now first is almost gone. Someone said their is a plastic part that would fix it but did not know the name of the part or tell me how to fix. DO you know both the name and how to replace said part, Also recently started to loose gumption especially uphill, how can I get it to run with out chugging and sputtering?

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I know of no such "Plastic" part that is causing this for sure, most likely you have an internal hydraulic pressure fluid leak, you need to have a transmission shop diagnose the problem before any parts are replaced, transmission diagnosis is done by highly trained transmission specialists, guessing is not the way things get repaired, most transmission shops will diagnose this problem for free in hopes they will get the job of fixing it.

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