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Old 10-10-2003, 11:12 AM
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If it shifted well after the ATF and filter change and then has started acting up, I would first, of course, check the ATF level. It is quite easy to over-tighten the trans pan bolts and especially when warm have a leak.

My second suggestion is to suspect a vacuum leak problem going to the trans, either the line, the line connector (they get hard and brittle) and/or a bad vacuum modulator itself.

Personally, I can't stand flaring. I know it is simply wearing away the trans unnecessarily. See if you can get it into a shop that knows the car and the trans. Often shops that respect a earnest DIYer and especially someone away from home, especially as far as you are, will really try and help.

Keep us posted.

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