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Transmission I understand there are several situtations that could cause this problem Very sluggish going from 1rst to 2nd gear //starts and runs fine after going into 3rd gear,,automatic I plan to go to a regular garage repair shop (not transmission expert repair shop) and would like to know what I may be talking about and how costly it may be.

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The first thing to do is change the fluid and filter, dirt can cause this issue, things wear in the trans and all that floats around and can cause issues like yours. recommend you use synthetic fluid.

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