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Old 05-03-2005, 06:08 PM   #1
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are my tranny goin in any of my cars..... ok i was just on my way home from work, and i turned onto my street and some a**hol** was riding my ***, so i stopped kinda harder than i was, welll i actually came to a complete stop and when i went to go again, my car was like it was in N but it was in D and than it kicked it...spun my tires and drove away... what could have caused this?? also ive noticed it i wanna say slipping but not sure when i switch from drive to R, of couse i come to a complete stop be4 shifting. i did a filter/fluid change on feb28th. only've put bout 3-4K on it since than... any thoughts?!? thanks!
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Sounds like when you did the fluid and filter change you might have been missing a small gasket that goes on the filter. Not sure about the Bonnie, but that recently happened when I did a change on my Mustang. I thought sure the transmission was gone, but when I looked at the old filter I saw the gasket stuck to it that was missing from the new one. I did another filter and fluid change, and it is back to normal. Good luck!
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Sounds like when you did the fluid and filter change you might have been missing a small gasket that goes on the filter. Not sure about the Bonnie, but that recently happened when I did a change on my Mustang. I thought sure the transmission was gone, but when I looked at the old filter I saw the gasket stuck to it that was missing from the new one. I did another filter and fluid change, and it is back to normal. Good luck!

thanks but not thats not it.. i know what you are talking about. made sure that was on.. and i dont think that would cause these problems.... thanks anyways!
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Were you having the slipping problem before you did the fluid and filter change?
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no. well im goin to just have to change again to see if thats what the problem is. bettter safe than sorry!
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Good call, to change it again. I know my car'* transmission was slipping and not shifting right either, but the additional money for another change was well worth it. Besides it is not wasted as you only change a small part of the oil when you do a routine change. This way you will get newer fresh oil in there.
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Besides it is not wasted as you only change a small part of the oil when you do a routine change. This way you will get newer fresh oil in there.
hehe well myself, i use a 'oil sucker' dont know the name right this sec. and go from the top of the engine where you pour the new stuff and suck out as much as i can and than drop the pan.. so i get a lot of it out.. not saying all! but most thanks guys!
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Make sure your fluid level is high in the trans. In fact we add an extra half quart above full just to make sure pressure is up and to help stop the pressure starving condition that happens when you make hard left turns (all the fluid goes to one side of the trans).
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if you have an aftermarket air filter make sure it is not oversaturated with oil (like the K&N type). There is a GM TSB that refers to overly oiled aftermarket air filters causing shifting problems by affecting the reading of the MAF sensor. If that was'nt it do you recall the temperature of the engine? When mine gets hot (with OE thermostat), especially in the Florida summer months, I've noticed a tendancy for the vehicle to hard shift when going from Drive to Reverse, or Nuetral... Don't know if its related or not.
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