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Automatic transmission problem

My suzuki esteem station automatic transmission suddenly gear down to primer or first gear while running...
wonder what the problem???... whew

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  • jepsen Jul 26, 2008

    99 Cougar tranmission shifts back & fourth into gear while driving

  • ferdie_monte Sep 17, 2008

    ... I got it solved... by , simply changing the Automatic Transmission Fluid.(ATF) .. whew..

  • sohail_aziz Dec 17, 2008

    I have a suzuki esteem 2001. It changes to 4th gear at around the speed of 70 KPH. It is very late and the car makes to much noice since it is running at a low gear. Due to this reason the gas consumption is also very bad. Please help.



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I have 1998 Maruti Esteem Automatic gear car - It works smoothly for 10-15 Kms and afterwards gear not shifting (may be getting heated inside somewhere?) - Recently I changed gear oil also. Any solution???

Posted on Mar 22, 2011



My suzuki esteem doesnot change gears, it never change more thatn 3 gear, change transmition already.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008



Trans is hunting for gear due to low oil pressure either pump is worn out or seals are leaking inside try trans x which you can buy at kragen or other auto store

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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