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Old 12 Aug 2010, 02:13 pm
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I have a 2007 Convertible Touring Turbo. Automatic. Hasn't even hit 46k miles. Bought it back in April from a dealer and it had about 40K miles. My problem started maybe about 2 months or so ago, and what's happening is that when I'm driving and my car goes to shift from first to second gear, there is a thud. Sometimes it's light but sometimes you can clearly tell. Anyone else had or have this problem and does anyone has any suggestions on what it may be and how I can fix it? I put the anti-slip transmission fluid in it not long ago but it doesn't seem to be helping. And I've got the oil changed like needed.

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Old 12 Aug 2010, 02:21 pm
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I have a 2007 Convertible Touring Turbo. Automatic. Hasn't even hit 46k miles. Bought it back in April from a dealer and it had about 40K miles. My problem started maybe about 2 months or so ago, and what's happening is that when I'm driving and my car goes to shift from first to second gear, there is a thud. Sometimes it's light but sometimes you can clearly tell. Anyone else had or have this problem and does anyone has any suggestions on what it may be and how I can fix it? I put the anti-slip transmission fluid in it not long ago but it doesn't seem to be helping. And I've got the oil changed like needed.

-Thanks for any help.
Do you have the right ATF in it, you should only be using ATF +4 And that anti slip stuff might make it worse. You may want to have it flushed out at the dealer or you can save a few bucks and buy the right stuff yourself and bring it to a place like Pep Boys or Jiffy Lube and have them use their flushing machine. Just make sure you bring the right stuff because the stuff they use is wrong.
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 02:24 pm
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About how much does it cost to get a flush?
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 02:39 pm
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I usually go to Merchant's and they price it at $140 before any discounts. -How often should this be done? I'd hate to spend that kind of money and it not fix it. I'm gonna see if I can get my mechanic friend to drive it and see what he thinks.
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 04:55 pm
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Trans flush should be done every 50,000 miles....ATF + 4 only.
I paid close to $200.
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