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Old 07-28-2002, 12:19 PM
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Might start with simply checking the tranny fluid level. Sounds like it might be the better part of a quart low. Continue driving with the fluid low and you'll be looking at a tranny rebuild.

If it is low, then top it up long enough to get a new filter and fluid. Be sure to check the level with the engine/tranny hot (80*C) for proper fluid expansion. You can get a fair read cold - a full tranny, when cold will have the fluid level about 10mm below the bottom mark on the dipstick.
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