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When driving my kia optima the transminssion slips alot it feels like it trying to kick into gears...what could it be

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Check the level of the transmission fluid. And if its good nd ur rpms are going to hight and the car still not picking up speed you may be looking at a bad transmission. You will have to replace it or rebuild the same one on your car.

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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