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Starting from the stop sign tonight I gave the car gas and the tranmission didn't respond for a few seconds then kicked in. Noticed after that then when stopping the car when the car shifted into gear I felt alittle jolt.does the transmission need total repair or just a tune up? I checked the fluid and all is full. 1994 pontiac firebird 6 119000 miles...just bought the car in feb this year, and didn't have the problem then..

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Your transmission is slipping, a common problem with higher mileage cars, and an even more common problem in cars that people beat up, especially by slamming the gas a lot. Although you can drive like this, the problem will only get worse. The transmission may need to be rebuilt, some new part bought for it, or need an entirely new transmission altogether. However with the mileage on this car, it probably isn't worth fixing, just drive the car untill the tranny dies and sell it for parts.

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