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Old 05-04-2006, 12:17 PM   #1
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is a piece of crap. Everyday she calls me and says the car wont go over 35, also on hills it chugs, on a bad day it chugs all the time, makeing the rpms go up and down. I always drive it after an it has only acted up for me twice, I took it in to a friends dad (dealer mechanic) and when we drove it for an hour, nothing seemed wrong, besides up one hill. The time I drove it that it messed up you could have it floored and it would just stay at 35-40 mph and rpm about 3k. Then it would kick in. Seems like a tranny problem to me and when it chuged up a hill thats what my friends dad said as well. Also after it was acting up with me when i let it idle it would almost stall out, but then would kick back in, and kept repeating this. Any sugestions?
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Last time the TB and electronics in it were cleaned?
General tune up?

What does a scanner say is acting up on the car? If the problem is this bad..there are going to be symptoms of the issue. A real mechanic should be able to diagnose and find something.
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he is. and both times nothing showed on the scanner, its like when the car knows its going to get looked at, it acts good.
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he is. and both times nothing showed on the scanner, its like when the car knows its going to get looked at, it acts good.
ohh one of those.
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ya, not fun. Makes me look like an idiot too. " I swear it was doing it 5 minutes ago"
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could be the tranny, but sounds like an electrical problem rather than damaged components...

i just spent $2800 at aamco on a new tranny for my GTP :(
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could be the tranny, but sounds like an electrical problem rather than damaged components...

i just spent $2800 at aamco on a new tranny for my GTP :(
Should've posted on here about your trans troubles before spending the money on a new one. We probably could've gotten you a MUCH better deal. Since a rebuild kit for that trans is only like $160, its not that expensive to get it done if you know the right people. (although if you have broken hard parts then the cost will go up)
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i think this might be her tranny, any sugestions on rebuiling it?? Me I have no idea where I would even start, I would have to get it done. The only think that has me thinking is that sometimes when it acts up and I let it idle it feels like it wants to stall. But I am almost positive the tranny is slipping up hills and durging take off on the bad days.
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clogged Cat????
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Is this just an SE with the 3100? Or does it have the 3800?
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