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Old 12-17-2004, 12:12 AM   #1
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When I make a medium to hard left turn and try to accelerate about 3/4 of the way the car wont respond (enigne does rev). Feels like the car temporarily goes into neutral until it straightens out and then feels fine. Does do it on right turns.
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It almost sounds like it is low on fluid and when you turn it goes to one side and doesn't get picked up.


Just what it sounds like, but it could be something else.

Have you checked the fluid level?
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Yes, that is a low fluid level situation. Start up the car, and run it through all the gears. Then check the fluid level. Add as necessary. Or if it'* been a while since a fluid change or flush, it may be time for that.


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I used to have a Fiero that did something similar- was bad wiring to the TPS and on a hard turn the reading would go to zero and the engine would think it should be idling but was never for long enough to set a code.

If nothing else checks out then a session with a scan tool may be in order.
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mine does that sometimes around a corner. Feels like it goes into neutral while it is
grabbing a lower gear.
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Yep, low levels. The day my vacuum modulator popped off, my car would rev a little high [not passed redline] but just rev 500-1000 rpm above what I was before the corner. I was already losing fluid at that point. So, I know first hand about this problem. I was early in the stages of losing fluid, so it wasn't quite so bad for me. Just check your fluid level. Fill as necessary.


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I just did a filter change about 2 months ago. I'll check the fluid tonight and let yas know.
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I said it SOUNDS like a low fluid level. I do NOT guarantee that is the problem. Just because it happens to one person never assume that "yep that is the problem, no question, don't bother checking anything else etc..."

let us know what the level is at in the tranny and then we can go from there. If you had the filter changed 2 months ago it is possible that you developed a leak in the gasket or there may be other problems with the tranny.

NOW if it IS low on fluid then it is to figure out why. it could be the gasket, could be your tranny cooler, could be the lines, etc.

So check level and let us know.
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It is caused by a lack of fluid circulation. This is usually caused by a lack of fluid. If it isn't that, there is a blocked passage that magically restricts flow when you are cornering .


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Guess we'll all just have to wait until we get a reading on the fluid level
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