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Old 19 Oct 2010, 10:30 am
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Default 2001 Auto Trans Issue's

Hi everyone. I have lurked for a while but finally joined so I could get some feed back on my issue.
A couple weeks ago I noticed when put in drive it would not move.
Well I kinda assumed since it was early and I might not have been all there that I had not fully engaged drive. This has happened 3 time s in the last month. Each time I just thought It was not in drive all the way. Well this past weekend I went to go put it in Reverse , nothing. So I put it back in park then back to reverse and it went. What are some things I can trouble shoot.
The car has about 80k on it. I was thinking bout dropping the pan and changing the fluid and filter for starters. Are there any electronics that could be goobering up?
Thanks Steve
Richmond Va
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Old 01 Dec 2010, 03:43 pm
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Default Re: 2001 Auto Trans Issue's

Well I took the PT to a local transmission shop, and found out that Im a tool.
I never heard of checking the fluid with the vehicle running, I always thought check it after you shut it off. Well I was informed this is not the case and I was 2 qts low. I also need to get my trans solenoid replaced. That is what is leaking.
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Old 01 Dec 2010, 05:43 pm
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Default Re: 2001 Auto Trans Issue's

Good thing you caught it BEFORE it burned up!
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Old 01 Dec 2010, 08:49 pm
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Default Re: 2001 Auto Trans Issue's

I was always taught to check automatic transmission fluid with engine running. Also to run the shifter through all of the various settings returning to park before checking.
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Old 02 Dec 2010, 12:40 am
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Default Re: 2001 Auto Trans Issue's

how do i cheak the fluid on a manual pt? do i run it or what?
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