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Automatic transmission i've had this problem for awhile now, but since its only my emergency car, i've put this off. but now i'm thinking with gas mileage and all, i need to get this pontiac road worthy. when i drive this car, and make a hard left turn, the transmission slips, and when driving it for a few miles, the transmission will slip, when i step on the gas. i've changed the transmission fluid and the filter and havn't noticed any residual shavings or any metallic parts in the pan or fluid, and its not black ?

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If it's a utility vehicle... a quick cheap fix is to buy a liter (or whatever the size is) of transmission conditioner. I may have the wrong name but basically what it does is thicken the tranny fluid. it has allowed me to put another 20,000 kilomters on my van.


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Transmission is going in gear every time but the car won't drive every time

Have a look at the automatic transmission fluid.
Under the hood should be 2 long dipsticks, usually they have a colored plastic handle so you can see them more easily.
You will need to identify them, perhaps ask a friend for help.
One dipstick is for motor oil, the other for automatic transmission fluid.
The automatic transmission fluid should be redish in color, that is a dye put in the fluid so you know it is not motor oil.
Check that fluid, your owner's manual in the glove box will tell you whether to warm the eingine up first before you check it.
If the fluid is low, add some with a long funnel, only add a pint at a time, and check it about 5 minutes after you add it.
Repeat this until it shows full.
Car parts stores sell quarts of automatic transmission fluid.
If you pull the dipstick from the transmission and it is not low, and the fluid is clean (not black coloured), you may either have a transmission that has failed, or your brakes may be sticking ( like the emergency brake is on).
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How to TEST A TORQUE CONVERTER ON A Automatic Transmission

Symptom : chattering or vibration while idling, and in Park.
Transmission sluggish upon Accelaration..

Step 1: chock Block all your wheels, and put your Auto emergency brake on (applied).

Step 2: You step on your gas pedal with engine in Drive, Full throttle. do not hold your regular brake pedal...Hold gas pedal down for 2 seconds your car will try to move. All wheels must not slip.

Step 3: watch your rpm gauge, your stall should be between 2400-2800 rpm depending on specification of manufacturer..
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a high reading is a slipping one way clutch..

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I have a Ford Expedition 2001. When I put the vehicle on Drive, I give it gas and it doesnt move, like I have it on neutral. I just bought a code reader and it gives me 10 codes stating solenoid. Please...

Assuming your vehicle has an automatic transmission, and if it just started doing this,your probably low on transmission fluid. if this has been going on for some time....there's a good chance the transmission has been damaged permanently. That is to say....if you have repeatedly put the car in gear and revved the engine and or driven it while it is slipping badly, it doesn't take too much of this to burn up your transmission. If the former is your case, with a warm engine in park, emergency brakes set, level ground...check your transmission fluid level on the dipstick ( it should be labeled) the checking xxxx mark at the top represents full when the fluid level is covering it. Unlike the engine oil, the xxxx represents 1 pint, not 1quart.


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