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My 2002 rendezvous has 460 thousand k on it - I'm told that is unheard of - I do take care of it - but recently after driving for about 45 min it bangs when shifting gears! I'm reluctant to take it to a garage without some knowledge first - I'm a girl and I hate to be told I need a new trany when it may be a simple fix (as far as simple can be) Thank you, BLN

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  • ray Lopez Apr 09, 2011

    IS the noise there constantly now, thur all speed ranges. or only after being driven 45minutes straight, or only after being driven over 45mph for 45minutes straight?

  • blynelson Apr 09, 2011

    only after about 45 min of driving and if I let it sit for a while it is fine again for short distance - yesterday it didn't do it all and I drove for 1.5 hr

  • blynelson Apr 09, 2011

    the bang starts at about 40mph then at 60mph and 80mph

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I would recommend that you have the transmission fluid and filter changed

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

  • Chinook74 Apr 23, 2011

    I think ur wrong, cuz with that many km's the trans fluid (if dirty) acts like a protector. So do not listen to these back yard mechanic, cuz it will cost u alot $$$.ask a quaified licenced mechanic and if he's honest, he tell u the same thing

  • Charles Huckeba
    Charles Huckeba Apr 23, 2011

    This "backyard mechanic" happens to be ASE certified, buddy.........

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