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Old 04-19-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
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Hello again, my girlfriends SSEi is once again having problems.
Lately, it'* been hunting for gears. Usually on a stop or downshift, doesn't seem to have any issues upshifting. When she stops, she'll go again and the car will take off like it'* in second or third gear and then after a few seconds, downshift into first. Likewise when hammering it from a roll, it'll wait and then downshift.

I put a little less than a quart of tranny fluid in it, as it looked quite low and she said that improved it a little bit, but hasn't gotten rid of the problem completely. Any ideas?

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oh, oops. It'* a '98 SSEi
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Is the fluid up to the proper level?
what is the condition of the fluid and does it smell burnt?
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Agreed... Is the fluid at the proper level?

You will need the car to be warm( short drive of a couple of miles should do, Not super hot )

While the car is idling, shift into each gear selection for at least 2 seconds to allow the fluid to fill all of the circuits.... Then once you make it to first hold it for a couple of seconds and shift into park, leaving the car idling check the fluid, it should be in the crosshatched area..

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I'll check again and mess with it later tonight, or tomorrow.

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